No bare particulars

Philosophical Studies 158 (1):31-41 (2012)
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Andrew M. Bailey
Yale-NUS College
Abstract
There are predicates and subjects. It is thus tempting to think that there are properties on the one hand, and things that have them on the other. I have no quarrel with this thought; it is a fine place to begin a theory of properties and property-having. But in this paper, I argue that one such theory—bare particularism—is false. I pose a dilemma. Either bare particulars instantiate the properties of their host substances or they do not. If they do not, then bare particularism is both unmotivated and false. If they do, then the view faces a problematic—and, I shall argue, false—crowding consequence
Keywords Bare particulars  Thin particulars  Substratum  Bundle theory
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DOI 10.1007/s11098-010-9665-2
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