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Do nominalists predicate everything equivocally?

Equivocal predication is when only the name is common between two things, for example: "bark" in tree bark and dog's bark.

  • It is at least possible that predicat(ion) is – at least at times – more linguistic than essential. More at – Rusi-packing-up Jul 31 at 6:39
  • Was there a specific event or observation that brought this question to mind? – Mark Andrews Aug 1 at 1:39
  • @MarkAndrews The definition of equivocal prompted my question. – Geremia Aug 1 at 2:38
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    It’s just that this seems like a good question, and I wanted to avoid closing the question for lack of clarity. – Mark Andrews Aug 1 at 18:10
  • Recent views emphasize that nominalists are of 2 kinds: rejecting universals or rejecting abstract objects. The 2nd kind does not perhaps fit the question which seems to be historical and not just logical (as the 2nd comment above hints). – sand1 Aug 2 at 7:30

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