Single Idea 15751

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

Full Idea

That the most noteworthy property of this bed is that George Washington slept in it - surely this is true on some legitimate conception of properties?

Gist of Idea

Surely 'slept in by Washington' is a property of some bed?


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

Book Reference

Lewis,David: 'On the Plurality of Worlds' [Blackwell 2001], p.67

A Reaction

Wrong! This example is a nice clear test case. This is an absurd slippery slope. A bed he once looked at? I would have thought this was a relation the bed once entered into, and a relation isn't a property.