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Single Idea 22625

[catalogued under 9. Objects / E. Objects over Time / 1. Objects over Time]

Full Idea

There are very obvious causal aspects to the constitution and continued existence of compound entities, especially in light of the scientific image of the world.

Gist of Idea

Science suggests causal aspects of the constitution and persistance of objects


R.D. Ingthorsson (A Powerful Particulars View of Causation [2021], 6)

Book Reference

'Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Time', ed/tr. Callender,Craig [OUP 2013], p.99

A Reaction

I like this a lot. He aims to explain constitution and persistance, rather than just describing or characterising them, and causal binding seems the obvious thought. There are still intermittent and distributed objects, like a dismantled clock.