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Abstract particulars are metaphysical entities which are both abstract objects and particulars.

Examples

Individual numbers are often classified as abstract particulars because they are neither concrete objects nor universals — they are particular things which do not themselves occur in space or time. Tropes are another example of entities cited as abstract particulars.

History

The concept of "abstract particularity" (abstrakte Besonderheit) was introduced in philosophy by G. W. F. Hegel.

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