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Unformatted text preview: , which explains why x and y are similar. Tropes are believed to be abstract particulars. The argument from Abstract Reference (Nominalist view) Red= the set of all thing that were, are, or will be red. Ultimately red isnt a noun phrase although it appears to be. Nouns that causes problems The phrase Red is a color could be replaced with the phrase Everything that is red is colored. The first phrase consists of nouns, yet the second phrase does not. This causes a problem with the nominalists view....
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