Ancient Philosophy Today 2 (2):91-112 (2020)

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Christopher Buckels
Junipero Serra High School
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This paper provides a rational reconstruction of a Platonic trope bundle theory that is a live alternative to contemporary bundle theories. According to the theory, Platonic particulars are composed of what Plato calls images of Forms; contemporary metaphysicians call these tropes. Tropes are dependent on Forms and the Receptacle, while trope bundles are structured by natural kinds using the Phaedo's principles of inclusion and exclusion and the Timaeus’ geometrised elements, as well as by co-location in the Receptacle. Key elements of discussion include persistence and abundance of Plato's tropes. The resulting theory is compared with contemporary trope bundle theories.
Keywords Plato  Timaeus  Phaedo  Trope Theory  Bundle Theory  Metaphysics of Particulars
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DOI 10.3366/anph.2020.0031
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