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Single Idea 16496

[catalogued under 9. Objects / A. Existence of Objects / 5. Individuation / c. Individuation by location]

Full Idea

The singling out of a substance at a time reaches backwards and forwards to time before and after that time.

Gist of Idea

Singling out extends back and forward in time


David Wiggins (Sameness and Substance [1980], Pre 2)

Book Reference

Wiggins,David: 'Sameness and Substance' [Blackwell 1980], p.6

A Reaction

Presumably this is an inferred history and persistence conditions. Sounds fine in a stable world. We assume (a priori?) that any object will have a space-time line for its duration.