Endurance is paradoxical
Barker (Stephen) & Dowe (Phil)
Source: Analysis 65.1, Jan 2005, p69-74, 6p
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Authors’ Abstract

  1. The doctrine of Endurantism1 states that an object persists through time by virtue of being multi-located throughout a 4-D region.
  2. In "Barker (Stephen) & Dowe (Phil) - Paradoxes of multi-location" (2003) we show how this thesis generates paradoxes.
  3. In two separate papers, "McDaniel (Kris) - No paradox of multi-location" (2003) and "Beebee (Helen) & Rush (Michael) - Non-paradoxical multi-location" (2003) put forward solutions to the paradoxes.
  4. We argue here that they are unsuccessful, and in addition introduce a new form of the paradox in terms of plural reference.
  5. Endurance remains paradoxical.

APhilosopher’s Index Abstract
  1. The article discusses the doctrine of Endurantism2.
  2. The article adds that according to the doctrine of Endurantism3, an object persists through time by virtue of being multi-located throughout a 4-D region.
  3. The article examines how this thesis generates paradoxes.
  4. It puts forward solutions to the paradoxes.
  5. In the ultimate analysis, the article argues that paradoxes are unsuccessful, and in addition introduces a new form of the paradox in terms of plural reference.
  6. However, endurance remains paradoxical.

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