“Same but Different”, Metaphysica, 6(1): 129-146
Abstract: Paper responding to Herbert Hochberg’s (2004) critique of my (2002). Among other things, the text argues against Hochberg’s claim that trope theory (at least in my guise) must be given up because it violates the principle (here dubbed ‘Hochberg’s Principle’) that: logically independent basic propositions must have distinct truth-makers. Hochberg’s claim is criticized on the grounds that this principle is one the trope theorist must violate only if the logical independence is taken as formal, whereas it is logical independence in the material sense that arguably makes the principle seem so palatable.
Link to published version of the text here.