Trope theory and atomic objects

Fredrik Stjernberg



This note presents an argument to show that trope theory, as usually conceived, gets into difficulties in handling certain ways in which two objects can resemble one another. Ways out of the difficulties are discussed briefly.


tropes; properties; resemblance

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ISSN: 1425-3305 (print version)

ISSN: 2300-9802 (electronic version)

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