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8. Modes of Existence / B. Properties / 3. Types of Properties

[how properties might be divided into different groups]

15 ideas
An 'accident' is something which may possibly either belong or not belong to a thing [Aristotle]
An 'attribute' is what the intellect takes as constituting an essence [Spinoza]
Length is a 'determinable' property, and one mile is one its 'determinates' [Armstrong]
The determinates of a determinable must be incompatible with each other [Armstrong]
Properties are 'dispositional', or 'categorical' (the latter as 'block' or 'intrinsic' structures) [PG on Ellis]
A property is 'emergent' if it is caused by elements of a system, when the elements lack the property [Searle]
Maybe we have abundant properties for semantics, and sparse properties for ontology [Hale/Wright]
We have four options, depending whether particulars and properties are sui generis or constructions [Oliver]
A 'categorial' property is had by virtue of being or having an item from a category [Wedin]
Dispositions and categorical properties are two modes of presentation of the same thing [Mumford]
A property is intrinsic if an object alone in the world can instantiate it [Sider]
Some properties seem to be primitive, but others can be analysed [Merricks]
Being polka-dotted is a 'spatial distribution' property [Cameron]
17th C qualities are either microphysical, or phenomenal, or powers [Pasnau]
A determinate property must be a unique instance of the determinable class [Vetter]