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A Metaphysics of Platonic Universals and their Instantiations

Shadow of Universals

Authors: Alvarado, José Tomás

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  • Of interest to anyone that wants to understand the current debate in metaphysics of properties
  • Provides a detailed and thoughtful defense of Platonic universals
  • Explains the advantages of Platonic over Aristotelian universals in the metaphysics of modality and natural laws
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This book offers a detailed defense of a metaphysics of Platonic universals and a conception of particular objects that is coherent with said metaphysics. The work discusses all the main alternatives in metaphysics of properties and tries to show why universals are the entities that best satisfy the theoretical roles required for a property. The work also explains the advantages of Platonic over Aristotelian universals in the metaphysics of modality and natural laws. Moreover, it is argued that only Platonic universals are coherent with the grounding profile required for universals. The traditional objections against Platonism are discussed and answered. The third part of the book, finally, offers a conception of particular objects as nuclear bundles of tropes that is coherent with the Platonic ontology of universals. This book is of interest to anyone that wants to understand the current –and intricate– debate in metaphysics of properties and its incidence in many other areas in philosophy.

About the authors

José Tomás Alvarado (Santiago de Chile, 1969) is Associate Professor of the Institute of Philosophy of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (Santiago, Chile). His research has been focused on metaphysics of modality and metaphysics of properties. Shadow of Universals is the fruit of more than twelve years of work, developed and defended in more than one hundred papers published mainly in Spanish-speaking journals and discussed in the Spanish-speaking philosophical community in the last decade.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Metaphysics of Platonic Universals and their Instantiations
Book Subtitle
Shadow of Universals
Authors
Series Title
Synthese Library
Series Volume
428
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-53393-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-53393-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-53392-2
Series ISSN
0166-6991
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 362
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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