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

Hansson Wahlberg, Tobias LU (2008) The 2008 Lund-Rutgers Conference In Procedings of the 2008 Lund-Rutgers Conference, Lund Philosophy Reports 2008:1 p.78-82
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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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persistence, stage theory, temporal counterparts, predication, Leibniz’s Law
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Procedings of the 2008 Lund-Rutgers Conference, Lund Philosophy Reports 2008:1
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Jönsson, Martin
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5 pages
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Lund University (Media-Tryck)
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The 2008 Lund-Rutgers Conference
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English
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  abstract     = {<b>Abstract in Undetermined</b><br/><br>
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.},
  author       = {Hansson Wahlberg, Tobias},
  booktitle    = {Procedings of the 2008 Lund-Rutgers Conference, Lund Philosophy Reports 2008:1},
  editor       = {Jönsson, Martin},
  keyword      = {persistence,stage theory,temporal counterparts,predication,Leibniz’s Law},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {78--82},
  publisher    = {Lund University (Media-Tryck)},
  title        = {Can I be an Instantaneous Stage and yet Persist Through Time?},
  year         = {2008},
}