Universals

Philosophical Studies 150 (3):373-389 (2010)
Abstract
In this paper, I argue that there are universals. I begin (Sect. 1) by proposing a sufficient condition for a thing’s being a universal. I then argue (Sect. 2) that some truths exist necessarily. Finally, I argue (Sects. 3 and 4) that these truths are structured entities having constituents that meet the proposed sufficient condition for being universals.
Keywords Universals  Possible worlds  Modality  Propositions  Realism  Nominalism
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DOI 10.1007/s11098-009-9417-3
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