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
    – Rushi
    Jul 31, 2019 at 6:39
  • Was there a specific event or observation that brought this question to mind? Aug 1, 2019 at 1:39
  • @MarkAndrews The definition of equivocal prompted my question.
    – Geremia
    Aug 1, 2019 at 2:38
  • 1
    It’s just that this seems like a good question, and I wanted to avoid closing the question for lack of clarity. Aug 1, 2019 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, 2019 at 7:30


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