Single Idea 18910

[catalogued under 8. Modes of Existence / B. Properties / 4. Intrinsic Properties]

Full Idea

If, however, one is aiming at truth, one must be guided by the real connexions of subjects and attributes.

Gist of Idea

To seek truth, study the real connections between subjects and attributes


Aristotle (Posterior Analytics [c.327 BCE], 81b22), quoted by George Engelbretsen - Trees, Terms and Truth 3

Book Reference

'The Old New Logic', ed/tr. Oderberg,David S. [MIT 2005], p.35

A Reaction

I take this to be a warning that predicates that indicate mere 'Cambridge properties' (such as relations, locations, coincidences etc) have nothing to do with ontology. See Shoemaker on properties.