Grace A. de Laguna’s Theory of Universals: A Powers Ontology of Properties and Modality

Australasian Philosophical Review 6 (1):39-48 (2022)
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In this paper I examine Grace A. de Laguna’s theory of universals in its historical context and in relation to contemporary debates in analytic metaphysics. I explain the central features of her theory, arguing that her theory should be classified as a form of immanent realism and as a powers ontology. I then show in what ways her theory affords a theory of modality in terms of potentialities and discuss some of its consequences along the way.



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A. R. J. Fisher
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