Philosophy Compass 8 (7):633-645 (2013)

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Maya Eddon
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
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Two grams mass, three coulombs charge, five inches long – these are examples of quantitative properties. Quantitative properties have certain structural features that other sorts of properties lack. What are the metaphysical underpinnings of quantitative structure? This paper considers several accounts of quantity and assesses the merits of each
Keywords Philosophy  Metaphysics  Quantities  Properties  Quantity  Structure
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DOI 10.1111/phc3.12049
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