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Abstraction: Subsumption of objects by non-consideration of certain properties. See also equivalence relation, concretion, concreta, indiscernibility.
 
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Armstrong, D.M.
 
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Abstraction III 84
Abstraction / Armstrong: always states: particulars considered "particularity" mere abstraction, as well as property or relation without particulars, no "naked" part. or rel. - particularity and universality are real abstractions and therefore real in the states - E.g. a particular: abstraction from all states where it occurs, example of a propertiy: from all situations where the particular has the prop F: F-ness.

AR II = Disp
D. M. Armstrong

In
Dispositions, Tim Crane, London New York 1996

AR III
D. Armstrong
What is a Law of Nature? Cambridge 1983


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