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[filed under theme 8. Modes of Existence / B. Properties / 12. Denial of Properties ]

Full Idea

Redness is not a property, because it has no mind-independent existence.

Gist of Idea

Redness is not a property as it is not mind-independent


Brian Ellis (The Philosophy of Nature: new essentialism [2002], Ch.3)

Book Ref

Ellis,Brian: 'The Philosophy of Nature: new essentialism' [Acumen 2002], p.43

A Reaction

Well said. Secondary qualities are routinely cited in discussions of properties, and they shouldn't be. Redness causes nothing to happen in the physical world, unless a consciousness experiences it.