Single Idea 4039

[catalogued under 18. Thought / E. Abstraction / 5. Abstracta by Negation]

Full Idea

Abstract entities (such as sets) are usually understood as lacking causes, effects, and spatio-temporal location.

Gist of Idea

Abstractions lack causes, effects and spatio-temporal locations


DH Mellor / A Oliver (Introduction to 'Properties' [1997], 10)

Book Reference

'Properties', ed/tr. Mellor,D.H. /Oliver,A [OUP 1997], p.23

A Reaction

This seems to beg some questions. Has the ideal of 'honour' never caused anything? Young men dream of pure velocity.