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Single Idea 14978

[catalogued under 8. Modes of Existence / B. Properties / 3. Types of Properties]

Full Idea

Chisholm and Kim proposed a modal notion of an 'intrinsic' property - that a property is intrinsic if and only if it is possibly instantiated by an object that is alone in the world.

Gist of Idea

A property is intrinsic if an object alone in the world can instantiate it


Theodore Sider (Writing the Book of the World [2011], 01.2)

Book Reference

Sider,Theodore: 'Writing the Book of the World' [OUP 2011], p.4

A Reaction

[He cites Chisholm 1976:127 and Kim 1982:59-60] Sider then gives a counterexample from David Lewis (Idea 14979).

Related Idea

Idea 14979 Being alone doesn't guarantee intrinsic properties; 'being alone' is itself extrinsic [Lewis, by Sider]