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Persistence and ontological pluralism

Smith, Barry C. and Grenon, P. (2008) Persistence and ontological pluralism. In: Kanzian, C. (ed.) Persistence. Philosophical Analysis 21. Frankfurt, Germany: Ontos Verlag, pp. 33-48. ISBN 9783938793749.

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Abstract

The problem of persistence is as old as the tradition of systematic ontology. How can we explain that the middle-sized standard objects of everyday’s life are regarded normally as remaining “the same”, even if they change their properties and their material constituents? The aim of this edition is to present new arguments, perspectives, and theoretical backgrounds concerning “persistence”: There is much more to consider than the classical distinction between “endurantism” and “perdurantism”.

Item Type: Book Section
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Philosophy
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2011 10:41
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:17
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/1666

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