Single Idea 12677

[catalogued under 8. Modes of Existence / B. Properties / 6. Categorical Properties]

Full Idea

I am against Armstrong's strong categoricalism, that is, the thesis that all basic properties are categorical.

Gist of Idea

Armstrong holds that all basic properties are categorical


report of David M. Armstrong (What is a Law of Nature? [1983]) by Brian Ellis - The Metaphysics of Scientific Realism 3

Book Reference

Ellis,Brian: 'The Metaphysics of Scientific Realism' [Acument 2009], p.56

A Reaction

I certainly agree with this, as I cannot see where the power would come from to get the whole thing off the ground. Armstrong depends on universals to necessitate what happens, which I find very peculiar.