The main goal of this work is to provide a metaphysical account of properties and of how they are related to concrete particulars on the broadest level this work is a defense of tropes and of trope bundle theory as the best accounts of properties and objects respectively and second a defense of a specific brand of trope nominalism natural class trope nominalism. Tropes properties objects and mental causation douglas ehring a new theory of what there is in the world an original account of the relation between property and object. This is a review of douglas ehrings book tropes properties objects and mental causation 2011 oup. Properties and objects are everywhere we cannot take a step without walking into them we cannot construct a theory in science without referring to them given their ubiquitous character one might think that there would be a standard metaphysical account of properties and objects but they remain a philosophical mystery douglas ehring presents a defense of tropes properties and relations . Douglas ehrings new book tropes properties objects and mental causation defends nominalism regarding the nature of properties properties ehring argues are individual things and since a theory of tropes can account for the nature of properties we may dispense with universals
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