A Category of Particulars

P. F. Strawson

in Philosophical Writings

Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9780199587292
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191728747 | DOI:
A Category of Particulars

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This chapter argues for — or calls attention to — the existence of another class or category of particulars. The characterization of category is perhaps best, that is, most persuasively, approached by referring to a certain subclass of the already acknowledged category of events. Particular members of this sub-class include, for example, particular smiles, blushes, grimaces, sneezes, gestures. Each such event is a unique individual particular, with its own spatio-temporal position, a particular instance of its appropriate sortal.

Keywords: substances; particulars; universals; smiles; sneezes; gestures

Chapter.  4192 words. 

Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art

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