Philosophical Studies 130 (3):461-497 (2006)

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Ann Whittle
University of Manchester
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Considerations upon the nature of properties and laws have led some philosophers to claim that the correct epistemic attitude with regards to the intrinsic properties of particulars is scepticism. I examine one particularly clear version of this line of argument, and contend that a serious form of scepticism is not established. However, I argue that the theories of properties and laws underlying the argument have unwanted metaphysical implications. These provide a stronger reason to jettison the analyses. I end by sketching an alternative view that avoids these difficulties.
Keywords The nature of fundamental properties,
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DOI 10.1007/s11098-004-5751-7
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