Single Idea 17677

[catalogued under 8. Modes of Existence / D. Universals / 3. Instantiated Universals]

Full Idea

Past, present and future I take to be all and equally real. A universal need not be instantiated now.

Gist of Idea

Past, present and future must be equally real if universals are instantiated


David M. Armstrong (What is a Law of Nature? [1983], 06.2)

Book Reference

Armstrong,D.M.: 'What is a Law of Nature?' [CUP 1985], p.82

A Reaction

This is the price you must pay for saying that you only believe in universals which are instantiated.