Ideas from 'On the Elements of Being: I' by Donald C. Williams [1953], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Properties' (ed/tr Mellor,D.H. /Oliver,A) [OUP 1997,0-19-875176-1]].

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8. Modes of Existence / B. Properties / 13. Tropes / a. Nature of tropes
'Socrates is wise' means a concurrence sum contains a member of a similarity set
A 'trope' is an abstract particular, the occurrence of an essence
A world is completely constituted by its tropes and their connections