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Single Idea 22943

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / D. Time / 2. Passage of Time / i. Time and motion]

Full Idea

Being in motion at a particular time can be an intrinsic property of an object, as a disposition to be elsewhere than the place it is.

Gist of Idea

Instantaneous motion is an intrinsic disposition to be elsewhere


Robin Le Poidevin (Travels in Four Dimensions [2003], 09 'in present')

Book Reference

Le Poidevin,Robin: 'Travels in Four Dimensions' [OUP 2003], p.158

A Reaction

This needs an ontology which includes unrealised dispositions. People trapped in boring meetings have a disposition to be elsewhere, but they are stuck. I think 'power' is a better word here than 'disposition'. The disposition isn't just for 'elsewhere'.