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Single Idea 16669

[catalogued under 8. Modes of Existence / B. Properties / 8. Properties as Modes]

Full Idea

It is absolutely necessary that everything in the world be either a being or a mode [manière] of a being.

Gist of Idea

Everything that exists is either a being, or some mode of a being


Nicolas Malebranche (The Search After Truth [1675], III.2.8.ii), quoted by Robert Pasnau - Metaphysical Themes 1274-1671 13.4

Book Reference

Pasnau,Robert: 'Metaphysical Themes 1274-1671' [OUP 2011], p.260