Quantitative Properties


Correspondence: Department of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts, 130 Hicks Way, Amherst, MA 01003-9269, USA. Email: mayae@philos.umass.edu.


Two grams mass, three coulombs charge, five inches long – these are examples of quantitative properties. Quantitative properties have certain structural features that other sorts of properties lack. What are the metaphysical underpinnings of quantitative structure? This paper considers several accounts of quantity and assesses the merits of each.