<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Funkhouser (Eric) - Notes on Campbell,  The Metaphysic of Abstract Particulars (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_20/PaperSummary_20406.htm">Notes on Campbell,  The Metaphysic of Abstract Particulars </A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/F/Author_Funkhouser (Eric).htm">Funkhouser (Eric)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Funkhouser (Eric) - Metaphysics, Spring 2014</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=400><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_20/PaperSummary_20406.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_20/PaperCitings_20406.htm">Books / Papers Citing this Paper</A></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><u>Question</u><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"> Explain the concrete/abstract and particular/universal distinctions, as made by Campbell. Then, with this distinction in mind, explain what a trope is supposed to be. How do tropes differ from the more traditional (abstract) <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1008.htm">universals</A><SUP>1</SUP> and (concrete) particulars? How does the trope theorist understand what it is for distinct objects to be of the very same kind? Explain at least one supposed advantage that tropes have over <a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1008.htm">properties-as-universals</A><SUP>2</SUP>. </ol></FONT><hr><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B>Comment: </B><ul type="disc"><li>Notes on <a name="3"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_01/Abstract_1096.htm">Campbell (Keith) - The Metaphysic of Abstract Particulars</A>". </li><li>See <a name="W2326W"></a><A HREF = "http://comp.uark.edu/~efunkho/MetaCampbell.pdf" TARGET = "_top">Link</A>.</li></ul><BR><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="2018-08-02T09:19" pubdate>02/08/2018 09:19:02</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>