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[catalogued under 18. Thought / E. Abstraction / 2. Abstracta by Selection]

Full Idea

A 'felt familiarity' with universals seems to be more primitive than explicit abstraction.

Gist of Idea

A 'felt familiarity' with universals is more primitive than abstraction


H.H. Price (Review of Aron 'Our Knowledge of Universals' [1946], p.188)

Book Reference

-: 'Philosophy' [-], p.188

A Reaction

This I take to be part of the 'given' of the abstractionist view, which is quite well described in the first instance by Aristotle. Price says that it is 'pre-verbal'.