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Single Idea 10521

[catalogued under 8. Modes of Existence / D. Universals / 1. Universals]

Full Idea

If Fs are incapable of spatial location, it is impossible for a and b to be at the same time in different places and yet be the same F.

Gist of Idea

If F can't have location, there is no problem of things having F in different locations


Bob Hale (Abstract Objects [1987], Ch.3.III)

Book Reference

Hale,Bob: 'Abstract Objects' [Blackwell 1987], p.57

A Reaction

A passing remark from Hale which strikes me as incredibly significant. The very idea of a 'one-over-many' is that there are many locations for the thing, so to conclude that the thing is therefore non-located seems to negate the original problem.