Ideas from 'Metaphysics: a very short introduction' by Stephen Mumford [2012], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Metaphysics: A Very Short Introduction' by Mumford,Stephen [OUP 2012,978-0-19-965712-4]].

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9. Objects / B. Unity of Objects / 2. Substance / a. Substance
Substances, unlike aggregates, can survive a change of parts
10. Modality / B. Possibility / 3. Combinatorial possibility
Maybe possibilities are recombinations of the existing elements of reality
Combinatorial possibility has to allow all elements to be combinable, which seems unlikely
Combinatorial possibility relies on what actually exists (even over time), but there could be more