Archive for September, 2011

Universals and Particulars (1): A Distinction and a Problem

September 13, 2011

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In this post I will attempt to clarify the universal-particular distinction in metaphysics. Then I will present an argument that this distinction is either absurd, or leads to an infinite regress. Later posts will attempt to answer this objection, explain more about universals and particulars, and relate this distinction to the difference between person and nature. (more…)