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Single Idea 16222

[catalogued under 9. Objects / B. Unity of Objects / 3. Unity Problems / e. Vague objects]

Full Idea

There is no important distinction to be drawn between cases where indeterminacy is due to the object involved and cases where indeterminacy is due to the property involved.

Gist of Idea

Indeterminacy in objects and in properties are not distinct cases


Katherine Hawley (How Things Persist [2001], 4.2)

Book Reference

Hawley,Katherine: 'How Things Persist' [OUP 2004], p.105

A Reaction

You could always paraphrase the object's situation propertywise, or the property's situation objectwise. 'His baldness is indeterminate'; 'where does the mountainous terrain end?'