|Property: what can be ascribed to an object in order to distinguish it from other objects. In philosophy, there is debate about whether properties exist or whether "bare particulars" exist. Expressions for properties are predicates. Not every predicate will refer to a property. See also quantification over properties, 2nd order logic, HOL, completeness.|
|Strawson, Peter F.
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properties / Strawson: one could concede that attributes and properties are ontologically of secondary importance - reference to characteristics presupposes the reference to objects but not vice versa - IV 69 VsQuine: quantification over properties: e.g. "there is a property that no thing has: perfection"- IV 67 reference / Strawson: particulars are possible without reference to properties.
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