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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (4): 441–480.
Published: 01 October 2015
..., known as “quidditism,” is that a property is independent of its causal role. According to quidditism, it is a contingent fact that mass occupies the causal role that it does, and likewise for charge. Indeed, on this view, it is possible for mass and charge to “switch roles”—that is, for mass to play...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (2): 193–243.
Published: 01 April 2008
... of quidditative kinship in Hawthorne 1999. 34. See, for example, Campbell 1990. Actually, there’s a slight complication here since contemporary trope theorists typically don’t admit tropes in the category of sub- stance. We ignore this complication in what follows. 35. Our talk of putting forms “under...