The Strength of Relationships

  • Said Saillant
Keywords: philosophy, relationships


I endeavor to show that Descartes’ attribute-mode distinction cannot be characterized in terms of the determinable-determinate relation. I identify the latter’s formal and modal properties in order to determine whether the former shares them, which ultimately shows distinctness. I then indicate which property accounts for the differences. I conclude that the relation that unites modes under an attribute is weaker than that which groups determinates under some determinable, respectively, the relations of inherence and incompatibility.

How to Cite
Saillant, S. (2019). The Strength of Relationships. Stance: An International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal, 3(1), 33-38. Retrieved from