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Single Idea 4196

[catalogued under 7. Existence / E. Categories / 3. Proposed Categories]

Full Idea

Some metaphysicians think the fundamental categories of existence are universals and particulars, while other prefer the division between abstract and concrete.

Gist of Idea

The main categories of existence are either universal and particular, or abstract and concrete


E.J. Lowe (A Survey of Metaphysics [2002], p.15)

Book Reference

Lowe,E.J.: 'A Survey of Metaphysics' [OUP 2002], p.15

A Reaction

Interestingly, in trying to choose between these, it is tempting to think about the capacities of the brain. Which is the cart and which is the horse?