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Single Idea 18432

[catalogued under 8. Modes of Existence / B. Properties / 10. Properties as Predicates]

Full Idea

The Quinean claims that the application of a predicate cannot, in principle, be explained - it is a 'primitive' fact.

Gist of Idea

Quineans say that predication is primitive and inexplicable


Douglas Edwards (Properties [2014], 4.4)

Book Reference

Edwards,Douglas: 'Properties' [Polity 2014], p.74

A Reaction

I am not clear what 'principle' could endorse this claim. There just seems to be a possible failure of all the usual attempts at explaining predication.