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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.
 
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Strawson, Peter F.
 
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Properties IV 67/68
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.

Str I
P.F. Strawson
Einzelding und logisches Subjekt Stuttgart 1972

Str IV
P.F. Strawson
Analyse und Metaphysik M√ľnchen 1994

Str V
P.F. Strawson
Die Grenzen des Sinns Frankfurt 1981


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