Persistence and Space-Time: Philosophical Lessons of the Pole and Barn
Balashov (Yuri)
Source: Haslanger (Sally) & Kurtz (Roxanne) - Persistence : Contemporary Readings
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  1. Reformulates the rival positions in the debate about persistence and their significance in the framework of special relativistic space-time theories.
  2. Definition of persistence;
  3. Explanatory advantages of perdurantism1 over endurantism2;
  4. Two major rival theories of persistence;
  5. Implications of contemporary physical theories for the philosophy of time.


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