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
Language imposes a direction on a road which is not really part of the road
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
A block on top of another contains one relation, not both 'on top of' and 'beneath'
Explain biased relations as orderings of the unbiased, or the unbiased as permutation classes of the biased?