<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Dilman (Ilham) - Universals: Bambrough on Wittgenstein (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_00/PaperSummary_617.htm">Universals: Bambrough on Wittgenstein</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/D/Author_Dilman (Ilham).htm">Dilman (Ilham)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 1978-1979</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=200><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_00/PaperSummary_617.htm">Paper Summary</A></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><U>Philosophers Index Abstract</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1">1) <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1008.htm">Universals</A><SUP>1</SUP> as ingredients. Wittgenstein's rejection of the 'common property' thesis. This does not make him a nominalist. 2) An aspect of wittgenstein's attack on essentialism. 'Common property' thesis inspired by mathematics (see "theaetetus" 148) but comes from a misunderstanding of it which ignores its application. In the end the meaning of any term can only be gathered from the particular cases in which it is applicable. 3) Classification and reality. Examination and rejection of bambrough's view that in the end all classification rests on 'objective similarities and differences', presented by nature independently of our language. Wittgenstein did not hold such a view. 4) Kinds and formal categories. We do not start our classifications with 'bare particulars'. We must already speak a language before we can either compare anything or have anything to classify.</ol></FONT><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li><LI><FONT COLOR = "800080">Mauve</FONT>: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); &copy; the author(s)</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-02T05:35" pubdate>02/08/2018 05:35:25</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>