- Enduring objects are standardly described as being "wholly present," being three dimensional, and lacking temporal parts.
- Perduring objects are standardly described as being "spread out in time," being four-dimensional, and having temporal parts.
- I shall defend novel but intuitively satisfying accounts of both endurance and perdurance. Rejecting the accounts I defend, I shall argue, would undermine the standard ways of describing enduring and perduring objects.
- The standard descriptions can, in fact, be more clearly understood-and can all be shown to flow from a single characterization of the endurance / perdurance controversy once we accept my accounts of endurance and perdurance.
- And once we accept the account of endurance that I defend, we can see that endurance – or at least the existence of enduring objects that can possibly undergo change of parts – implies presentism, a doctrine about the nature of time.
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