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### Single Idea 17014

#### [catalogued under 9. Objects / C. Structure of Objects / 8. Parts of Objects / b. Sums of parts]

Full Idea

The place of a whole is the same as the sum of the places of the parts, and is therefore internal and in the whole body.

Gist of Idea

The place of a thing is the sum of the places of its parts

Source

Isaac Newton (Principia Mathematica [1687], Def 8 Schol)

Book Reference

Newton,Isaac: 'Philosophical Writings' [CUP 2004], p.65

A Reaction

Note that Newton is talking of the sums of places, and deriving them from the parts. This is the mereology of space.