I wanna be a rock*

Brian Leiter recently linked to the rock star philosopher store. There is a lot of good stuff there, especially the titular joke. If you don’t know the joke, you should read Ted’s paper on maximal properties. (And note Ted’s snazzy icon.) The observations that maximal properties are extrinsic, and that most ordinary predicates denote maximal properties, are to my mind the biggest advances in metaphysics in the last few years, so reading this paper is worthwhile even if you’re looking for more than the context of a joke.

One Reply to “I wanna be a rock*”

  1. I find the idea that predicates denote anything hard to swallow (ie even if there are properties).

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