Ideas from 'Universals' by Frank P. Ramsey [1925], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Philosophical Papers' by Ramsey,Frank (ed/tr Mellor,D.H.) [CUP 1990,0-521-37621-1]].

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8. Modes of Existence / D. Universals / 1. Universals
The distinction between particulars and universals is a mistake made because of language
We could make universals collections of particulars, or particulars collections of their qualities
8. Modes of Existence / E. Nominalism / 1. Nominalism / a. Nominalism
Obviously 'Socrates is wise' and 'Socrates has wisdom' express the same fact