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Ideas for 'Difference and Repetition', 'Kant and the Critique of Pure Reason' and 'Every Thing Must Go'

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9. Objects / E. Objects over Time / 1. Objects over Time
A continuous object might be a type, with instances at each time [Ladyman/Ross]
     Full Idea: Why should not 'Napoleon' be a type, of which 'Napoleon in 1805' and 'Napoleon in 1813' are instances?
     From: J Ladyman / D Ross (Every Thing Must Go [2007], 5.6)
     A reaction: That is very nice. That might be a view that suits presentism, where the timed instances never co-exist, and so have the sort of abstract existence that we associate with types.