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Single Idea 18504

[catalogued under 15. Nature of Minds / C. Capacities of Minds / 5. Generalisation by mind]

Full Idea

Existing things are particular, and generality is a feature of our ways of representing the universe.

Gist of Idea

Only particulars exist, and generality is our mode of presentation


John Heil (The Universe as We Find It [2012], 01.1)

Book Reference

Heil,John: 'The Universe as We Find It' [OUP 2012], p.1

A Reaction

This is right, and expressed with beautiful simplicity. How could anyone disagree with this? But they do!