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Single Idea 14010

[catalogued under 8. Modes of Existence / A. Relations / 1. Nature of Relations]

Full Idea

If there are any genuine relations at all between spatio-temporal objects, then they are all either spatio-temporal or causal.

Gist of Idea

All relations between spatio-temporal objects are either spatio-temporal, or causal


Craig Bourne (A Future for Presentism [2006], 3.III Pr4)

Book Reference

Bourne,Craig: 'A Future for Presentism' [OUP 2006], p.95

A Reaction

This sounds too easy, but I have wracked my brains for counterexamples and failed to find any. How about qualitative relations?

Related Idea

Idea 14009 It is a necessary condition for the existence of relations that both of the relata exist [Bourne]