The location of properties

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The location of properties. / Effingham, Nikk.

In: Noûs, Vol. 49, No. 4, 12.2015, p. 846–866.

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abstract = "This paper argues that, assuming properties exist and must be located in spacetime, the prevailing view that they are exactly located where their instances are is false. Instead a property is singularly located at just one region, namely the union of its instance's locations. This bears not just on issues in the metaphysics of properties, but also on the debate over whether multi-location is conceivable and/or possible (and, by proxy, any theory that relies on that e.g. certain formulations of endurantism/perdurantism). ",
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