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

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Abstract in Undetermined
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.
Titel på värdpublikationProcedings of the 2008 Lund-Rutgers Conference, Lund Philosophy Reports 2008:1
RedaktörerMartin Jönsson
FörlagLund University (Media-Tryck)
Antal sidor5
StatusPublished - 2008
EvenemangThe 2008 Lund-Rutgers Conference - Lund, Sverige
Varaktighet: 2008 jan. 302008 jan. 31


KonferensThe 2008 Lund-Rutgers Conference

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