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Defending Modal Platonism: Reply to Builes

Tugby, Matthew



In a recent article, David Builes (2024) argues that one should not try to combine a Platonic account of properties with the recently-popular grounding theory of powers, as proposed in Tugby 2022. According to Builes, Aristotelian or nominalist theories of properties are better placed to meet the explanatory demands of the grounding theory of powers. In this reply, I cast doubt on Builes’s argument.


Tugby, M. (in press). Defending Modal Platonism: Reply to Builes. Analysis,

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 9, 2024
Deposit Date Jun 20, 2024
Journal Analysis
Print ISSN 0003-2638
Publisher Oxford University Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Keywords powers; dispositions; qualities; universals; Platonism
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