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Single Idea 18437

[catalogued under 8. Modes of Existence / E. Nominalism / 2. Resemblance Nominalism]

Full Idea

For resemblance nominalism the sentence 'the rose is crimson' commits us to at least one other entity that the rose resembles in order for it to be crimson.

Gist of Idea

Resemblance nominalism requires a second entity to explain 'the rose is crimson'


Douglas Edwards (Properties [2014], 5.5.2)

Book Reference

Edwards,Douglas: 'Properties' [Polity 2014], p.108

A Reaction

If the theory really needs this, then it has just sunk without trace. It can't suddenly cease to be crimson when the last resembling entity disappears.