Single Idea 7019

[catalogued under 9. Objects / B. Unity of Objects / 2. Substance / c. Types of substance]

Full Idea

It would seem distinctly possible that there is but a single substance: space-time or some all-encompassing quantum field.

Gist of Idea

Maybe there is only one substance, space-time or a quantum field


John Heil (From an Ontological Point of View [2003], 05.2)

Book Reference

Heil,John: 'From an Ontological Point of View' [OUP 2005], p.41

A Reaction

This would at least meet my concern that philosophers' 'substances' don't seem to connect to what physicists talk about. I wonder if anyone knows what a 'quantum field' is? The clash between relativity and quantum theory is being alluded to.