[Wittrs] Dancing Dualisms: Searlean Moves and Cartesian Moves--P's @ K's

  • From: Joseph Polanik <jpolanik@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: wittrsamr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2010 06:40:17 -0400

iro3isdx wrote:

>gabuddabout wrote:

>>I would like to know if you can find any misstatements in it,

>You also say "Second-order properties don't cause anything." However, I
>am not sure that properties cause anything, anyway.

>Does a surface reflect a certain part of light spectrum because of its
>property of blueness, or does it have a property of being blue because
>it reflects a certain part of the light spectrum? Does an object resist
>acceleration because it has mass, or does it have mass because it
>resists acceleration?

>I guess we tend to use the term "property" a bit too broadly and
>indiscriminately.

I agree that the varying uses of 'property' promote unproductive
argumentation; but, until a standard definition (usage specification) of
'property' is adopted by all disputants, what is the alternative?

Joe

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