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Single Idea 16664

[catalogued under 7. Existence / A. Nature of Existence / 2. Types of Existence]

Full Idea

Everything that exists is either a substance or an accident.

Clarification

An 'accident' is a contingent quality of something

Gist of Idea

Everything that exists is either a substance or an accident

Source

Albert of Saxony (On 'Physics' [1357], I.18), quoted by Robert Pasnau - Metaphysical Themes 1274-1671 13.2

Book Reference

Pasnau,Robert: 'Metaphysical Themes 1274-1671' [OUP 2011], p.252


A Reaction

This seems to be the view of those who base their ontology on first-order classical logic. The more austere reading of that makes the accidents into sets of substances, so it's just substances. All the non-substance stuff cries out for recognition.