Non-qualitative Properties

@article{Cowling2015NonqualitativeP,
  title={Non-qualitative Properties},
  author={Sam Cowling},
  journal={Erkenntnis},
  year={2015},
  volume={80},
  pages={275-301}
}
The distinction between qualitative properties like mass and shape and non-qualitative properties like being Napoleon and being next to Obama is important, but remains largely unexamined. After discussing its theoretical significance and cataloguing various kinds of non-qualitative properties, I survey several views about the nature of this distinction and argue that all proposed reductive analyses of this distinction are unsatisfactory. I then defend primitivism, according to which the… 
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