Chappell’s basic criticism of “Bare Particulars” 1 is that it engages a spurious problem; namely, to show that one is presented with bare particulars. The criticism rests on these claims: (I) The realistic analysis is itself a response to a spurious problem—the individuation problem, as I shall call it. (II) The “correct” solution to the “spurious” individuation problem does not require bare particulars.