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Single Idea 16580

[catalogued under 9. Objects / C. Structure of Objects / 7. Substratum]

Full Idea

The 'conservation thesis' about substrates says that there is a single, most basic substrate that endures through every material change, something we call 'prime matter'.

Gist of Idea

A substrate may be 'prime matter', which endures through every change


Robert Pasnau (Metaphysical Themes 1274-1671 [2011], 02.5)

Book Reference

Pasnau,Robert: 'Metaphysical Themes 1274-1671' [OUP 2011], p.29

Related Idea

Idea 16579 There may be different types of substrate, or temporary substrates [Pasnau]