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Single Idea 16599

[catalogued under 9. Objects / C. Structure of Objects / 4. Quantity of an Object]

Full Idea

Ockham regards Quantity as an entirely superfluous ontological category, …because matter is intrinsically extended.

Gist of Idea

Ockham says matter must be extended, so we don't need Quantity


report of William of Ockham (Summula philosophiae naturalis [1320]) by Robert Pasnau - Metaphysical Themes 1274-1671 04.4

Book Reference

Pasnau,Robert: 'Metaphysical Themes 1274-1671' [OUP 2011], p.66