Title

Yablo’s account of intrinsicality

Document Type

Book chapter

Source Publication

Companion to intrinsic properties

Publication Date

2014

First Page

199

Last Page

220

Publisher

De Gruyter

Abstract

An intrinsic property is roughly a property something has in virtue of how it is, as opposed to how it is related to other things. More carefully, the property of being F is intrinsic iff, necessarily, for any x that is F, x is F in virtue of how it is, as opposed to how it is related to wholly distinct things or how wholly distinct things are. An extrinsic property, on the other hand, is any property that is not intrinsic. An example of an extrinsic property is the property of being an uncle. The property of being an uncle is extrinsic since, necessarily, any uncle is an uncle at least partly in virtue of how he is related to people wholly distinct from him. Examples of intrinsic properties are more controversial. It is widely held, however, that both the property of being cubical and the property of being made of tin are examples of intrinsic properties.

DOI

10.1515/9783110292596.199

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Copyright © 2014 De Gruyter.

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ISBN of the source publication: 9783110290868

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Recommended Citation

Marshall, D. (2014). Yablo’s account of intrinsicality. In R. M. Francescotti (Ed.), Companion to intrinsic properties (pp. 199–220). doi: 10.1515/9783110292596.199