Single Idea 4458

[catalogued under 8. Modes of Existence / E. Nominalism / 2. Resemblance Nominalism]

Full Idea

Resemblance Nominalism is clearly superior to Class Nominalism, since the former offers a clear ground for distinguishing between natural and unnatural classes.

Gist of Idea

Unlike Class Nominalism, Resemblance Nominalism can distinguish natural from unnatural classes


J.P. Moreland (Universals [2001], Ch.2)

Book Reference

Moreland,J.P.: 'Universals' [Acumen 2001], p.35

A Reaction

Important. It seems evident to me that there are natural classes, and the only ground for this claim would be either the resemblance or the identity of properties.