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Single Idea 16584

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

Full Idea

When the substratum thesis is grounded on the idea that the ingredients must endure through the change, if they are to play a causal role, then it is natural to suppose that quite a lot of the ingredients must endure.

Gist of Idea

If a substrate gives causal support for change, quite a lot of the ingredients must endure


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

Book Reference

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

A Reaction

Aristotle sharply distinguishes alteration from substantial change, but as the substrate gets thinner, the boundary between those two would blur.