We are accustomed to regard as real those sense perceptions which are common to different individuals, and which therefore are, in a measure, impersonal. ... The conception of physical bodies, in particular of rigid bodies, is a relatively constant complex of such sense perceptions. A clock is also a body, or a system, in the same sense, with the additional property that the series of events which it counts is formed of elements all of which can be regarded as equal.
Published before 1923