Unformatted text preview: can be called a universal. For example, a white sheet of paper has a property of whiteness, which can be present in a white ball or a white dress. For a nomalist, the unity that we try to assert lies in the words that we use. Quine, for example, believes that we should use “singular descriptions” to communicate because that way we will be free from the “universals.” For example, instead of saying “The...
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- Metaphysics, Nominalism, Quine, Problem of universals, Dr. Willard, Trang Ho PHIL