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Single Idea 15827

[catalogued under 8. Modes of Existence / B. Properties / 1. Nature of Properties]

Full Idea

Some properties may be said to be 'rooted outside the times at which they are had'. Examples are the property of being a widow and the property of being a future President.

Gist of Idea

Some properties, such as 'being a widow', can be seen as 'rooted outside the time they are had'


Roderick Chisholm (Person and Object [1976], 3.4)

Book Reference

Chisholm,Roderick: 'Person and Object' [Open Court 1976], p.100

A Reaction

This is the sort of mess you when you treat the category in which an object belongs as if it was one of its properties. We categorise because of properties.