Properties

[Revised entry by Chris Swoyer and Francesco Orilia on February 17, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Properties (also called 'attributes,' 'qualities,' 'features,' 'characteristics,'
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[Revised entry by Chris Swoyer and Francesco Orilia on February 17, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Properties (also called 'attributes,' 'qualities,' 'features,' 'characteristics,' 'types') are those entities that can be predicated of things or, in other words, attributed to them. Moreover, properties are entities that things are said to bear, possess or exemplify. For example, if we say that that thing over there is an apple and is red, we are presumably attributing the properties red and apple to it, and, if the...

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