<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Maurin (Anna-Sofia) - Same But Different (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_08/PaperSummary_8882.htm">Same But Different</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/M/Author_Maurin (Anna-Sofia).htm">Maurin (Anna-Sofia)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Metaphysica 6.1 (2005), pp. 129-148</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=400><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_08/PaperSummary_8882.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF="#ColourConventions">Text Colour-Conventions</a></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><U>Philosophers Index Abstract</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1">The article discusses some basic issues for the proper development of a theory for tropes in the light of recent criticisms put forth by Herbert Hochberg. It is argued that tropes, to represent a new category, distinct from already proposed categories, such as states of affairs, facts, <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1008.htm">universals</A><SUP>1</SUP> and substrates, must be not only particular qualities, but also simple entities. This does not, contrary to what has been argued by Hochberg, make trope theory impossible. However, it does position trope theory squarely in the revisionary as opposed to descriptive camp--to some, a high price indeed. Talk of  tropes dates back to D. C. Williams s (1953) articles on the<BR>elements of being, although theories similar to the one proposed by<BR>him certainly existed long before that.1 Williams s tropes were no instant<BR>success however, and a debate of today s kind and calibre would have to<BR>wait until the publication of the first contemporary book entirely devoted<BR>to trope theory (Keith Campbell s Abstract Particulars (1990)). Since then,<BR>however, discussion has been lively with the number of trope proponents<BR>increasing. Those who have joined in the effort to bring the theory to its<BR>most developed expression include, among others, John Bacon, Peter<BR>Simons, Kevin Mulligan, Kthe Trettin, and myself.</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="2018-08-02T07:15" pubdate>02/08/2018 07:15:42</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>