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Contribution to Book
Objects, Properties, and Functions
Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics (2005)
  • Robert J. Stainton, University of Western Ontario

Objects are contrasted with properties, by means of examples, non-linguistic hallmarks, and linguistic correspondents. Hard cases of objects which are in some respects akin to properties are considered, but the idea that properties simply are another kind of object is rejected. Finally, properties are seen to be interchangeable with a certain kind of function.

  • Abstracta,
  • instance,
  • kinds,
  • mass versus count,
  • metaphysics,
  • propositional function,
  • reference and predication
Publication Date
K. Brown
Publisher Statement
Pre-publication draft. Subsequently published in: Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics (Second Edition). K. Brown. (Ed.).
Citation Information
Robert J. Stainton. "Objects, Properties, and Functions" Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics Vol. 9 (2005)
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