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Single Idea 16583

[catalogued under 9. Objects / E. Objects over Time / 10. Beginning of an Object]

Full Idea

The weak ex nihilo principle says that everything comes from something, and the strong ex nihilo principle says that in everything new, something of the old must endure

Gist of Idea

Weak ex nihilo says it all comes from something; strong version says the old must partly endure


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

Book Reference

Pasnau,Robert: 'Metaphysical Themes 1274-1671' [OUP 2011], p.33