Single Idea 7683

[catalogued under 7. Existence / E. Categories / 3. Proposed Categories]

Full Idea

Logic involves the possibilities of predicating properties of objects in a conceptual scheme wherein either objects and properties are included in altogether separate categories, or objects are reducible to combinations of properties.

Gist of Idea

Logic is based either on separate objects and properties, or objects as combinations of properties


Dale Jacquette (Ontology [2002], Ch. 2)

Book Reference

Jacquette,Dale: 'Ontology' [Acumen 2002], p.52

A Reaction

In the first view, he says that objects are just 'logical pegs' for properties. Objects can't be individuated without properties. But combinations of properties would seem to need essences, or else they are too unstable to count as objects.