Tropes Properties, Objects, and Mental Causation

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  • Edition: Reprint
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  • Copyright: 2014-05-06
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Author Biography

Douglas Ehring was born in New York City. He went to undergraduate school in California, and received his PhD in philosophy from Columbia University. Ehring has taught at SMU in Dallas since 1981, and is currently the William Edward Easterwood Professor of Philosophy there.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Properties and Concrete Particulars
Part 1: Tropes
1. Distinguishing Particulars from Universals
2. Why Believe in Tropes
3. The Individuation of Tropes
4. Bundle Theory
5. Tropes and Mental Causation
Part 2: Natural Class Trope Nominalism
6. Why Natural Class Tropes
7. The Classic Objections to Natural Class Trope Nominalism
8. The Determination Objections

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