Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Armstrong, D.M.
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Quasi-Universals III 79/80
Quasi-universals/ particulars / Armstrong: you could say, "true" particulars do not have temporal parts - then it is necessary to introduce properties that have a time index: Quasi-U -> partic. without temporal parts: continuant
III 100
Def Quasi-Universals/Armstrong: e.g. fruit in Smith s Garden: apple or banana, then elephant or cherry then nothing ... or ... - must be introduced so that laws of nature can remain relations between universals - a qu.u. is no u. because of reference to individual cases - no particular because repeatable - need for a law - it would satify Aristotle s "predicable of many things."

AR II = Disp
D. M. Armstrong

Dispositions, Tim Crane, London New York 1996

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

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-28