Philosophy Society Presents: Ben Blumson
23 September, 2016
Social Sciences Class Room 161 at UWA (SSCI 161)
In this paper I argue that the analysis of natural properties as convex subsets of a metric space in which the distances are degrees of dissimilarity is incompatible with both the definition of degree of dissimilarity as number of natural properties not in common and the definition of degree of dissimilarity as proportion of natural properties not in common, since in combination with either it entails that every property is a natural property, which is absurd. I suggest it follows that we should think of the analysis of natural properties as convex subsets as a variety of resemblance nominalism.