Properties

Oxford University Press (1997)

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Hugh Mellor
Cambridge University
Alex Oliver
Cambridge University
Abstract
When we say a certain rose is red, we seem to be attributing a property, redness, to it. But are there really such properties? If so, what are they like, how do we know about them, and how are they related to the objects which have them and the linguistic devices which we use to talk about them? This collection presents these ancient problems in a modern light. In particular, it makes accessible for the first time the most important contributions to the contemporary controversy about the nature of properties. Those new to the subject will find the clearly-written introduction, by two experts in the field, an invaluable guide to the intricacies of this debate. The volume illustrates very well the aims and methods of modern metaphysics and show how a thorough understanding of the metaphysics of properties is crucial to most of analytic philosophy.
Keywords Ontology  Universals (Philosophy  Individuation (Philosophy  Metaphysics
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Call number BD311.P76 1997
ISBN(s) 0198751761   9780198751762
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