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Single Idea 14088

[catalogued under 8. Modes of Existence / B. Properties / 4. Intrinsic Properties]

Full Idea

There are two main ways of spelling out an 'intrinsic' property: if and only if it is shared by every duplicate of an object, ...and if and only if the object would have this property even if the rest of the universe were removed or disregarded.

Gist of Idea

An 'intrinsic' property is either found in every duplicate, or exists independent of all externals


Řystein Linnebo (Structuralism and the Notion of Dependence [2008], II)

Book Reference

-: 'The Philosophical Quarterly' [-], p.65

A Reaction

[He cites B.Weatherson's Stanford Encyclopaedia article] How about an intrinsic property being one which explains its identity, or behaviour, or persistence conditions?