(21) Call this view Musical Perdurantism
. On a second view, musical works are wholly located in each region occupied by their musical atoms but, contrary to musical perdurantism
, musical works are not fusions of their musical atoms.
holds that entities, biological and otherwise, possess temporal parts and not just spatial parts.
In a previous paper with Robson it was argued that a particular time travel scenario favors perdurantism
over endurantism on the grounds that endurantists must give up on the Weak Supplementation Principle.
(54) Each of these approaches, I think, proves as costly to our intuitions about what constitutes a temporary property or how we have temporary properties as perdurantism
is to our intuitions about what constitutes a persisting object.
If a feature that objects have only in virtue of a relation to times the objects are at, or worlds the objects are in, nevertheless counts as an "intrinsic" feature, then indeed Lewis's "case is dismissed." Noonan's paper discusses several of Lewis's main arguments for perdurantism
, the view that objects exist through time by having temporal stages at different times.
Chisholm 's Phenomenal Argument Revisited: A Dilemma for Perdurantism
, DONALD SMITH
The issue of species persistence through time is investigated using two opposing views: endurantism and perdurantism
. Endurantists argue that objects exist wholly and completely at different times.
A common argument in favor of four-dimensionalism (or "perdurantism
" or "temporal parts theory") is that it provides the resources for a superior explanation of this coincidence.
Thus considerations pertaining to the nature of vagueness need not lead us inevitably to accept perdurantism
This paper considers how to put together two popular ideas in the philosophy of time: detenserism (the view that tense can be analyzed in token-reflexive terms) and perdurantism
(the view that objects persist through time by having temporal parts).
and Special Relativity, STEVEN D.