Single Idea 16696

[catalogued under 9. Objects / E. Objects over Time / 6. Successive Things]

Full Idea

Everything successive reduces to something permanent.

Gist of Idea

Successive things reduce to permanent things


Bonaventura (Commentary on Sentences [1252], II. ad 5), quoted by Robert Pasnau - Metaphysical Themes 1274-1671 18.2

Book Reference

Pasnau,Robert: 'Metaphysical Themes 1274-1671' [OUP 2011], p.380

A Reaction

Avicenna first took successive entities seriously, but Bonaventure and Aquinas seem to have rejected them, or given reductive accounts of them. It resembles modern actualists versus modal realists.