Single Idea 14958

[catalogued under 9. Objects / E. Objects over Time / 1. Objects over Time]

Full Idea

Why should not 'Napoleon' be a type, of which 'Napoleon in 1805' and 'Napoleon in 1813' are instances?

Gist of Idea

A continuous object might be a type, with instances at each time


J Ladyman / D Ross (Every Thing Must Go [2007], 5.6)

Book Reference

Ladyman,J/Ross,D: 'Every Thing Must Go' [OUP 2007], p.296

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.