Without universals or absolutes, particulars have no meaning. I can take a random card from a deck and place it face up on a table. Apart from the foundational framework within the whole deck, an individual card lacks any meaning. Color on paper is all you are left with. What meaning is held within a 7 of Diamonds without the whole? It means nothing. But when placed within the context of the whole or viewed in relation to the whole, meaning springs forth.