Notes on Lewis, 'New Work for a Theory of Universals'
Funkhouser (Eric)
Source: Funkhouser (Eric) - Metaphysics, Spring 2014
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    ”Explain, on Lewis’s special terminology, the distinction between properties and universals1. Explain how universals2, so understood, can contribute to solving either the grue or raven paradox. Also, apply the idea to reference — e.g., how can universals3 contribute to providing the meanings of natural kind4 terms? Ultimately, why does Lewis reject universals5, though? How, instead, does he account for the “one over many”?”


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