chapter  6
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REPLY TO MARTIN

WithD. M. Armstrong

Martin holds with Place and Armstrong that ontology should recognise objective properties, properties ‘in’ the object. He offers some incisive arguments. Armstrong would only add, what he thinks Martin would not disagree with, that objective relations are also required. Martin says of the statements

(A) The passion fruit is round (B) The passion fruit is purple

that

in each case it is something in particular and different about the object that makes each statement true.