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, Volume 74, Issue 1, pp 69-79

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An Argument for the Existence of Tropes

  • Anna-Sofia MaurinAffiliated withFilosofiska Institutionen, Lund University Email author 

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That there could be ontologically complex concrete particulars is self-evidently true. A reductio may however be formulated which contradicts this truth. In this paper I argue that all of the reasonable ways in which we might refute this reductio will require the existence of at least some tropes.