Ideas from 'Resemblance Nominalism: a solution to universals' by Gonzalo Rodriguez-Pereyra [2002], by Theme Structure

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8. Modes of Existence / E. Nominalism / 2. Resemblance Nominalism
Entities are truthmakers for their resemblances, so no extra entities or 'resemblances' are needed
                        Full Idea: A and B are the sole truthmakers for 'A and B resemble each other'. There is no need to postulate extra entities - the resembling entities suffice to account for them. There is no regress of resemblances, ...since there are no resemblances at all.
                        From: Gonzalo Rodriguez-Pereyra (Resemblance Nominalism: a solution to universals [2002], p.115), quoted by Douglas Edwards - Properties 5.5.2
                        A reaction: This seems to flatly reject the ordinary conversational move of asking in what 'respect' the two things resemble, which may be a genuine puzzle which gets an illuminating answer. We can't fully explain resemblance, but we can do better than this!