Can I be an Instantaneous Stage and yet Persist Through Time?

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Abstract

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An alternative to the standard endurance/perdurance accounts of persistence has recently been developed: the stage theory (Sider, 2001; Hawley, 2001). According to this theory, a persisting object is identical with an instantaneous stage (temporal part). On the basis of Leibniz’s Law, I argue that stage theorists either have to deny the alleged identity (i.e. give up their central thesis) or hold that stages are both instantaneous and continuants. I subsequently show that, although stage theory is flexible enough to accommodate the latter claim, the cost for accommodating it is an excessive proliferation of persistence concepts.

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Originalspråkengelska
Titel på värdpublikationProcedings of the 2008 Lund-Rutgers Conference, Lund Philosophy Reports 2008:1
RedaktörerMartin Jönsson
FörlagLund University (Media-Tryck)
Sidor78-82
Antal sidor5
StatusPublished - 2008
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa
EvenemangThe 2008 Lund-Rutgers Conference - Lund, Sverige
Varaktighet: 2008 jan 302008 jan 31

Konferens

KonferensThe 2008 Lund-Rutgers Conference
LandSverige
Period2008/01/302008/01/31