Stages, Worms, Slices and Lumps
Weatherson (Brian)
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  1. Assume, for fun, that temporal parts theory is true, and that some kind of modal1 realism (perhaps based on ersatz worlds) is true.
  2. Within this grand metaphysical picture, what are the ordinary objects? Do they have many temporal parts, or just one? Do they have many modal2 parts, or just one?
  3. I survey the issues involved in answering this question, including the problem of temporary intrinsics3, the problem of the many4, Kripke's objections to counterpart theory and quantifier domain restrictions.

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