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Moderate nominalism and moderate realism


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Title: Moderate nominalism and moderate realism
Authors: Svennerlind, Christer
Issue Date: 2008
University: University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Arts
Institution: Department of Philosophy
Date of Defence: 2008-04-19
Disputation: Lilla Hörsalen, Humanisten, Renströmsgatan 6, kl 13.00
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Publisher: Göteborg : Acta Universitatis Gothoburgensis
Series/Report no.: Acta philosophica Gothoburgensia
26
Abstract: The subject matter of this thesis is analytic ontology. Chapters II and III deal with two versions of trope theory, or moderate nominalism; these are defined as ontologies which recognise properties and relations but no (real) universals. The key notion of both theories, trope, is characterised as an abstract particular. What the abstractness amounts to differs between the two. Yet another difference is that simplicity is an essential trait of a trope according to one theory, but not according t... more
ISBN: 978-91-7346-618-9
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/10171
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