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Single Idea 16658

[catalogued under 8. Modes of Existence / A. Relations / 1. Nature of Relations]

Full Idea

There is beyond a doubt nothing real in the category of Relation, except what is a thing from another category.

Gist of Idea

The only reality in the category of Relation is things from another category


Henry of Ghent (Quodlibeta [1284], VII:1-2), quoted by Robert Pasnau - Metaphysical Themes 1274-1671 12.3

Book Reference

Pasnau,Robert: 'Metaphysical Themes 1274-1671' [OUP 2011], p.233

A Reaction

This seems to have been the fairly orthodox scholastic view of relations.