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Single Idea 17860

[catalogued under 9. Objects / B. Unity of Objects / 1. Unifying an Object / b. Unifying aggregates]

Full Idea

Some things are one by contact, some by mixture, and some by position.

Gist of Idea

Things are unified by contact, mixture and position


Aristotle (Metaphysics [c.324 BCE], 1082a16)

Book Reference

Aristotle: 'The Metaphysics', ed/tr. Lawson-Tancred,Hugh [Penguin 1998], p.413

A Reaction

So if several things are stuck together, or mixed together, or in the same location, that can unify them? They sound rather weak modes of unification.