Particulars, substrata, and the identity of indiscernibles

Philosophy of Science 49 (4):591-603 (1982)
Abstract
This paper examines the view that ordinary particulars are complexes of universals. Russell's attempt to develop such a theory is articulated and defended against some common misinterpretations and unfounded criticisms in Section I. The next two sections address an argument which is standardly cited as the primary problem confronting the theory: (1) it is committed to the necessary truth of the principle of the identity of indiscernibles; (2) the principle is not necessarily true. It is argued in Section II that a proponent of the theory need not accept (1) and an argument against (2) is presented in Section III. The final section attempts to show that Russell's theory ultimately fails because of inadequacies in its treatment of space and time. The paper closes with a suggestion for remedying this difficulty
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1086/289079
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history
Request removal from index
Download options
Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 28,106
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA
No Bare Particulars.Andrew M. Bailey - 2012 - Philosophical Studies 158 (1):31-41.
Load Bare-Ing Particulars.Nathan Wildman - 2015 - Philosophical Studies 172 (6):1419-1434.
The Adverbial Theory of Properties.Andrea Borghini - 2012 - Metaphysica 13 (2):107-123.

View all 6 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Basic Particulars and the Identity Thesis.Martin A. Bertman - 1972 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 3 (1):1-8.
Universals and Particulars: Readings in Ontology.Michael J. Loux (ed.) - 1970 - University of Notre Dame Press.
The Identity of Indiscernibles and the Co-Location Problem.Robin Jeshion - 2006 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 87 (2):163–176.
A Modal Bundle Theory.Jiri Benovsky - 2006 - Metaphysica 7 (2).
Russell on the Relations of Universals and Particulars.Larry Lee Blackman - 1983 - Philosophy Research Archives 9:265-278.
Two Spheres, Twenty Spheres, and the Identity of Indiscernibles.Michael Della Rocca - 2005 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 86 (4):480–492.
The Brave New Bare Particularism.Richard Davis - 2004 - Modern Schoolman 81 (4):267-273.

Monthly downloads

Added to index

2009-01-28

Total downloads

37 ( #139,839 of 2,171,798 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

1 ( #326,702 of 2,171,798 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.

Other forums