more from Albert of Saxony

Single Idea 16703

[catalogued under 9. Objects / E. Objects over Time / 6. Successive Things]

Full Idea

Something can be conceived of as successive simpliciter, with respect to both its substance and its state. For example, if Socrates were continually made and made again by the First Cause, as the Seine flow, so nothing of what preexists remains.

Gist of Idea

God could make a successive thing so that previous parts cease to exist


Albert of Saxony (On 'Physics' [1357], III.3), quoted by Robert Pasnau - Metaphysical Themes 1274-1671 18.4

Book Reference

Pasnau,Robert: 'Metaphysical Themes 1274-1671' [OUP 2011], p.393

A Reaction

This is precisely the problem that modern stage theory faces, of knowing how to connect the stages together.