Single Idea 15321

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / C. Space-Time / 1. Space / b. Space]

Full Idea

Space lacks a place, and does not qualify as an individual, since the ordinary notion of individuals relates to place not space. ...But we can think of space as present in every place through the necessary connection between space and all places.

Gist of Idea

Space can't be an individual (in space), but it is present in all places


Harré,R./Madden,E.H. (Causal Powers [1975], 9.IV)

Book Reference

Harré,R/Madden,E.H.: 'Causal Powers: A Theory of Natural Necessity' [Blackwell 1975], p.181

A Reaction

I'm not sure I understand it being present in every place, given that it is every place.