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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of particularise.
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- adj. Stated or described in detail.
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- adj. directed toward a specific object
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However, to this challenge it might be replied that it misconceives how (P3) is to be interpreted: (P3), it may be said, is not intended to apply to properties understood as universals, but only to so-called particularised properties (otherwise variously known as property instances, individual accidents, tropes, or modes).
Simon Singh has not only pleaded these two defences, he has over eight pages and 32 paragraphs "particularised" them, that is set out the building blocks in support.
"Our revels now are ended" becomes not a glowing cosmic recital but a particularised vision of the fragility of mortal things.
The only ones that get burned by a reversal are the judges that wrote the original opinion, and the insult to their egos can hardly offset the actual injury to later parties with a particularised and concrete interest in the outcome of their own case.
It can be tempting to read this debate as one with a narrow relevance, of a dispute over the merely particularised traditional law of the Jews and so of little relevance to our concerns, those of the moral law in general.
But perhaps we can deny that this particularised humanity is anything distinct from
Recall that particularised properties are conceived of as property instances, such as the particular redness of a certain apple.
On this interpretation, (P3) has considerable plausibility, complying as it does with the intuition that particularised properties cannot
For although too little is independently known about essential particularised properties to dispute an identity between them and the substances possessing them, other cases are more problematic.
(Actually, (P3) itself does not quite imply this, although it does imply that a particularised property cannot migrate from one object to another when the first object ceases to exist.)