On continuity and endurance

Mazzola, Claudio (2014) On continuity and endurance. Acta Analytica, Online First 1-15. doi:10.1007/s12136-014-0236-6

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Author Mazzola, Claudio
Title On continuity and endurance
Journal name Acta Analytica   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0353-5150
Publication date 2014-08-27
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s12136-014-0236-6
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume Online First
Start page 1
End page 15
Total pages 15
Place of publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Language eng
Formatted abstract
According to three-dimensionalism, objects persist in time by being wholly present at each time they exist; on the contrary, four-dimensionalism asserts that objects persist by having different temporal parts at different times or that they are instantaneous temporal parts of four-dimensional aggregates. Le Poidevin has argued that four-dimensionalism better accommodates two common assumptions concerning persistence and continuity; namely, that time itself is continuous and that objects persist in time in a continuous way. To this purpose, he has offered two independent arguments, each of which moves from a different understanding of continuity. In this paper, both of Le Poidevin’s arguments will be discussed and rejected.
Keyword Persistence
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online: 27 August 2014

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