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Single Idea 13289

[catalogued under 8. Modes of Existence / A. Relations / 3. Structural Relations]

Full Idea

Structures make available positions or places for objects, and place restraints on the type of constituent, and on their configuration. ...These lead to restrictions on the number of objects, and on which parts of the structure are invariable.

Gist of Idea

Structures have positions, constituent types and number, and some invariable parts


Kathrin Koslicki (The Structure of Objects [2008], 9.6)

Book Reference

Koslicki,Kathrin: 'The Structure of Objects' [OUP 2008], p.259

A Reaction

[compressed] That's a pretty good first shot at saying what a structure is, which I have so far not discovered any other writer willing to do. I take this to be an exploration of what Aristotle meant by 'form'.