Single Idea 17514

[catalogued under 9. Objects / E. Objects over Time / 5. Temporal Parts]

Full Idea

Temporally extended 'parts' are still mysteriously inseparable and not subject to rearrangement: a thing cannot be cut temporally in half.

Gist of Idea

Temporal 'parts' cannot be separated or rearranged


M.R. Ayers (Individuals without Sortals [1974], 'Prob')

Book Reference

-: 'Canadian Journal of Philosophy' [-], p.122

A Reaction

A nice warning to anyone accepting a glib analogy between spatial parts and temporal parts.