Instantiation in Trope Theory

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Abstract

The concept of instantiation is realized differently across a variety of metaphysical theories. A certain realization of the concept in a given theory depends on what roles are specified and associated with the concept and its corresponding term as well as what entities are suited to fill those roles. In this paper, the classic realization of the concept of instantiation in a one-category ontology of abstract particulars or tropes is articulated in a novel way and defended against unaddressed objections.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-64
JournalAmerican Philosophical Quarterly
Volume55
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018