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Single Idea 18515

[catalogued under 9. Objects / C. Structure of Objects / 8. Parts of Objects / a. Parts of objects]

Full Idea

An object is not made up of its spatial parts: spatial parts are regions of some object. ...Complex objects, wholes, are made up of, and so depend on, their substantial parts.

Gist of Idea

Spatial parts are just regions, but objects depend on and are made up of substantial parts


John Heil (The Universe as We Find It [2012], 03.1)

Book Reference

Heil,John: 'The Universe as We Find It' [OUP 2012], p.35

A Reaction

Presumably objects also 'depend on' their spatial parts, so I am not convinced that we have a sharp distinction here.