<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Hawley (Katherine) - Temporal Parts (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_00/PaperSummary_441.htm">Temporal Parts</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/H/Author_Hawley (Katherine).htm">Hawley (Katherine)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy, 2004-15</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=400><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_00/PaperSummary_441.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_00/PapersToNotes_441.htm">Notes Citing this Paper</A></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><U>Author s Abstract</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>Material objects extend through space by having different spatial parts in different places. But how do they persist through time? </li><li>According to some philosophers, things have temporal parts as well as spatial parts: accepting this is supposed to help us solve a whole bunch of metaphysical problems, and keep our philosophy in line with modern physics. </li><li>Other philosophers disagree, arguing that neither metaphysics nor physics give us good reason to believe in temporal parts. </li></ol></FONT><BR><u>Contents</u><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>Introduction</li><li>What are Temporal Parts, and Which Things are Supposed to Have Them?</li><li>Change</li><li>Coincidence<BR>&rarr; 4.1 Temporary Coincidence<BR>&rarr; 4.2 Permanent Coincidence</li><li>Vagueness</li><li>Time and Temporal Parts</li><li>Special Relativity and Temporal Parts</li><li>Relations between Temporal Parts</li><li>Do People have Temporal Parts?<BR>Bibliography<BR>Other Internet Resources<BR>Related Entries</li></ol></FONT><hr><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B>Comment: </B><ul type="disc"><li>First published Fri Jul 11, 1997; substantive revision Sun Mar 21, 2010; see <a name="W280W"></a><A HREF = "https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/fall2010/entries/causation-probabilistic/" TARGET = "_top">Link</A>.</li><li>Substantive revision Mon Oct 5, 2015; see <a name="W6684W"></a><A HREF = "https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/temporal-parts/" TARGET = "_top">Link</A></li></ul><BR><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li><LI><FONT COLOR = "800080">Mauve</FONT>: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); &copy; the author(s)</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-02T05:32" pubdate>02/08/2018 05:32:50</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>