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13.2 When actualities at points in ordinary space and time

Unchanging Continuant (Substance)
is a separable propensity field. It endures unchanging between two actual events.
Changeable Continuant (Substance)
is a succession of `unchanging continuants' such that its adjacent and successive stages satisfy that:
there is some event over which the two `unchanging continuants', as propensity fields, are extensively continuous with each other. This event would then be the product of the earlier continuant and the cause of the later one.
these two continuants have the same `substantial form' even though they do not extend over the same sets of places.

Prof Ian Thompson


Author: I.J. Thompson (except as stated)