Single Idea 10739

[catalogued under 8. Modes of Existence / B. Properties / 13. Tropes / a. Nature of tropes]

Full Idea

Using the predicate '...is exactly similar to...' we can sort tropes into equivalence sets, these sets serving as properties and relations. For example, the property of redness is the maximal set of the tropes of redness.

Gist of Idea

The property of redness is the maximal set of the tropes of exactly similar redness

Source

Alex Oliver (The Metaphysics of Properties [1996], 12)

Book Reference

-: 'Mind' [-], p.34


A Reaction

You have somehow to get from scarlet and vermilion, which have exact similarity within their sets, to redness, which doesn't.