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Sketch for a Systematic Metaphysics$
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D. M. Armstrong

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199590612

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590612.001.0001

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(p.23) Chapter 3 Relations
Sketch for a Systematic Metaphysics

David M. Armstrong

Oxford University Press

Following Bertrand Russell, properties are seen as the monadic case with the dyadic, triadic, etc. cases constituting the relations. A Principle of Instantial Invariance, that a relation that is a universal has always the same number of terms in each instantiation, is argued for, against Fraser MacBride A distinction is drawn between internal and external relations and it is argued that the internal relations do no more than supervene.

Keywords:   relations, Russell, instantial invariance, Fraser MacBride, internal relations, external relations, supervenience

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