Single Idea 7684

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

Full Idea

We can reduce references to states-of-affairs to object-property combinations, and we can reduce logically possible worlds to logically possible states-of-affairs combinations.

Gist of Idea

Reduce states-of-affairs to object-property combinations, and possible worlds to states-of-affairs


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

Book Reference

Jacquette,Dale: 'Ontology' [Acumen 2002], p.53

A Reaction

If we further reduce object-property combinations to mere combinations of properties (Idea 7683), then we have reduced our ontology to nothing but properties. Wow. We had better be very clear, then, about what a property is. I'm not.

Related Idea

Idea 7683 Logic is based either on separate objects and properties, or objects as combinations of properties [Jacquette]