Ideas from 'Neutral Relations' by Kit Fine [2000], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Philosophical Review' (ed/tr -) [- ,]].

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8. Modes of Existence / A. Relations / 1. Nature of Relations
A block on top of another contains one relation, not both 'on top of' and 'beneath'
Language imposes a direction on a road which is not really part of the road
Explain biased relations as orderings of the unbiased, or the unbiased as permutation classes of the biased?
The 'standard' view of relations is that they hold of several objects in a given order
The 'positionalist' view of relations says the number of places is fixed, but not the order