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The Endurance/Perdurance Controversy is No Storm in a Teacup

Hansson Wahlberg, Tobias LU (2014) In Axiomathes 24(4). p.463-482
Abstract
Several philosophers have maintained in recent years that the endurance/perdurance debate is merely verbal: these prima facie distinct theories of objects’ persistence are in fact metaphysically equivalent, they claim. The present paper challenges this view. Three proposed translation schemes (those set forth by Miller 2005; McCall and Lowe 2006; Hirsch 2009) are examined; all are shown to be faulty. In the process, constructive reasons for regarding the debate as a substantive one are provided. It is also suggested that the theories may have differing practical implications.
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endurance, metaphysical equivalence, perdurance, persistence, verbal dispute, deflationism
in
Axiomathes
volume
24
issue
4
pages
463 - 482
publisher
Springer
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  • wos:000345332200003
  • scopus:84912070738
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1572-8390
DOI
10.1007/s10516-014-9233-z
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Social ontologi och fortbestånd
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English
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  author       = {Hansson Wahlberg, Tobias},
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  keyword      = {endurance,metaphysical equivalence,perdurance,persistence,verbal dispute,deflationism},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {463--482},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  series       = {Axiomathes},
  title        = {The Endurance/Perdurance Controversy is No Storm in a Teacup},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10516-014-9233-z},
  volume       = {24},
  year         = {2014},
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