Instantiation in Trope Theory

American Philosophical Quarterly 55 (2):153-164 (2018)
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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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A. R. J. Fisher
Gonzaga University

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