Single Idea 18864

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

Full Idea

It is not the case that Plato's wisdom = Socrates's wisdom. Platonic-wisdom and Socratic-wisdom are not the same property.

Gist of Idea

The wisdom of Plato and of Socrates are not the same property


Jonathan Tallant (Metaphysics: an introduction [2011], 05.4)

Book Reference

Tallant,Jonathan: 'Metaphysics - an introduction' [Continuum 2011], p.101

A Reaction

This seems reasonable in the case of wisdom, but not so clear in the case of indistinguishable properties of redness or squareness or mass. Nevertheless it gives nice support for trope theory.