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Single Idea 16673

[catalogued under 9. Objects / C. Structure of Objects / 4. Quantity of an Object]

Full Idea

Quantity or extension adds absolutely nothing really distinct to the quantified matter or to the extended and quantified form, except perhaps the union and location and position of those parts.

Gist of Idea

Quantity just adds union and location to the extension of parts


Peter John Olivi (Summa quaestionum super Sententias [1290], II:58,II:440), quoted by Robert Pasnau - Metaphysical Themes 1274-1671 14.1

Book Reference

Pasnau,Robert: 'Metaphysical Themes 1274-1671' [OUP 2011], p.281

A Reaction

Other views seem to say that the Quantity provides the extension, but he seems to take that as given.