Single Idea 15735

[catalogued under 8. Modes of Existence / B. Properties / 1. Nature of Properties]

Full Idea

I have made no place for properties that admit of degree, so that things may have more or less of the same property. There are plain properties, and then there are relations to them.

Gist of Idea

Properties don't have degree; they are determinate, and things have varying relations to them


David Lewis (On the Plurality of Worlds [1986], 1.5)

Book Reference

Lewis,David: 'On the Plurality of Worlds' [Blackwell 2001], p.53

A Reaction

An interesting question, little discussed. Elsewhere, Lewis ascribes all vagueness to our inadequate predicates, rather than to the world, which I find quite persuasive.