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[catalogued under 9. Objects / E. Objects over Time / 13. No Identity over Time]

Full Idea

According to Heracliteans, since things must be changing, and since lack of change can't be a property of anything, then everything is always undergoing change of every kind.

Gist of Idea

If flux is continuous, then lack of change can't be a property, so everything changes in every possible way


comment on Heraclitus (fragments/reports [c.500 BCE], B030) by Plato - Theaetetus 182a

Book Reference

Plato: 'Theaetetus', ed/tr. Waterfield,Robin [Penguin 1987], p.82