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Single Idea 18930

[catalogued under 9. Objects / E. Objects over Time / 2. Objects that Change]

Full Idea

What change is on the account being offered is to instantiate a non-uniform distributional property. Being red at one time and orange at a later time is to be analysed as instantiating the distributional property 'being red-then-orange'.

Gist of Idea

Change is instantiation of a non-uniform distributional property, like 'being red-then-orange'


Ross P. Cameron (Truthmaking for Presentists [2011], 4)

Book Reference

'Oxford Studies in Metaphysics Vol.6', ed/tr. Zimmerman,D/Bennett,K [OUP 2011], p.77

A Reaction

One of those moments when you begin to doubt whether 'being analysed' successfully actually adds much to our wisdom. His property sounds suspiciously 'gruesome' - i.e. subject to the vagaries of how we chose to describe the thing.