Single Idea 17679

[catalogued under 8. Modes of Existence / B. Properties / 1. Nature of Properties]

Full Idea

A property something which is strictly identical, strictly the same, in all its different instances.

Gist of Idea

All instances of some property are strictly identical


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.83

A Reaction

Some is gravitation one property, or an infinity of properties, for each of its values? What is the same between objects of different mass. I sort of believe in all the masses, but I'm not sure what 'mass' is. Abstraction, say I.