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Single Idea 8509

[catalogued under 8. Modes of Existence / B. Properties / 13. Tropes / a. Nature of tropes]

Full Idea

Any possible world, and hence, of course, this one, is completely constituted by its tropes and connections of location and similarity.

Gist of Idea

A world is completely constituted by its tropes and their connections


Donald C. Williams (On the Elements of Being: I [1953], p.116)

Book Reference

'Properties', ed/tr. Mellor,D.H. /Oliver,A [OUP 1997], p.116

A Reaction

Note that Williams regularly referred to possible worlds in 1953. This is a full-blooded trope theory, which asserts that objects are bundles of tropes, so that both particulars and universals are ontologically taken care of.