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Single Idea 17569

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / F. Biology / 2. Life]

Full Idea

A wave is not a 'jealous' event. Lives, however, are jealous. It cannot be that the activities of the Xs constitute at one and the same time two lives. Only in certain special cases can two lives overlap.

Gist of Idea

Unlike waves, lives are 'jealous'; it is almost impossible for them to overlap


Peter van Inwagen (Material Beings [1990], 09)

Book Reference

Inwagen,Peter van: 'Material Beings' [Cornell 1995], p.89