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Tropes: Properties, Objects, and Mental Causation

Douglas Ehring


The main goal of this work is to provide a metaphysical account of properties and of how they are related to concrete particulars. On the broadest level, this work is a defense of tropes and of trope bundle theory as the best accounts of properties and objects, respectively, and, second, a defense of a specific brand of trope nominalism, Natural Class Trope Nominalism. Each of these tasks is pursued separately, with the first Part of this work acting as a general introduction and defense of tropes and trope bundle theory, and the second Part acting as the more specific defense of Natural Class ... More

Keywords: Natural Class Trope Nominalism, universal–particular distinction, trope, mental causation, bundle theory, property counterpart theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199608539
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608539.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Douglas Ehring, author
Southern Methodist University, Dallas