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[catalogued under 9. Objects / C. Structure of Objects / 6. Constitution of an Object]

Full Idea

Constitution theorists are endurance theorists who believe that there can be more than one object exactly occupying a spatial region at a certain moment.

Gist of Idea

The constitution theory is endurantism plus more than one object in a place


Katherine Hawley (How Things Persist [2001], 5.1)

Book Reference

Hawley,Katherine: 'How Things Persist' [OUP 2004], p.146

A Reaction

I increasingly think that this is a ridiculous view. The constitution of an object isn't a further object. A constitution is a necessary requirement for a physical object. Hylomorphism! Constitutions can't be separate - they must constitute something!