Single Idea 18516

[catalogued under 9. Objects / C. Structure of Objects / 8. Parts of Objects / a. Parts of objects]

Full Idea

Blancmange 'gunky' universes are not just universes with an endless number of parts. Rather a blancmange universe is a universe with no simple parts, no parts themselves lacking parts.

Gist of Idea

A 'gunky' universe would literally have no parts at all


John Heil (The Universe as We Find It [2012], 03.3)

Book Reference

Heil,John: 'The Universe as We Find It' [OUP 2012], p.40

A Reaction

Hm. Lewis seemed to think it was parts all the way down. Is gunk homogeneous stuff, or what is endlessly subdividable, or an infinite shrinking of parts? We demand clarity.

Related Idea

Idea 15504 Atomless gunk is an individual whose parts all have further proper parts [Lewis]