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Single Idea 17553

[catalogued under 9. Objects / B. Unity of Objects / 2. Substance / a. Substance]

Full Idea

One could consider mass and energy as two different forms of the same 'substance' and thereby keep the idea of substance as indestructible.

Gist of Idea

We can retain the idea of 'substance', as indestructible mass or energy


Werner Heisenberg (Physics and Philosophy [1958], 07)

Book Reference

Heisenberg,Werner: 'Physics and Philosophy' [Penguin 1989], p.107