Single Idea 4454

[catalogued under 8. Modes of Existence / D. Universals / 3. Instantiated Universals]

Full Idea

Another version of realism says is One-In-Many, where the universal is not another particular, but is literally in the instances. The universal is an abstract entity, in the instances by means of a primitive non-spatiotemporal tie of predication.

Gist of Idea

The One-In-Many view says universals have abstract existence, but exist in particulars


J.P. Moreland (Universals [2001], Ch.1)

Book Reference

Moreland,J.P.: 'Universals' [Acumen 2001], p.9

A Reaction

This sounds like Aristotle (and is Loux's view of properties and relations). If they are abstract, why must they be confined to particulars?