<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Balashov (Yuri) - Enduring and Perduring Objects in Minkowski Space-Time (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_06/PaperSummary_6157.htm">Enduring and Perduring Objects in Minkowski Space-Time</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/B/Author_Balashov (Yuri).htm">Balashov (Yuri)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Philosophical Studies 99 (2000): 129"166</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=600><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_06/PaperSummary_6157.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_06/PapersToNotes_6157.htm">Notes Citing this Paper</A></td><td><A HREF="#ColourConventions">Text Colour-Conventions</a></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><U>Author s Abstract</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1">I examine the issue of persistence over time in the context of the special theory of relativity (SR). The four-dimensional ontology of perduring objects is clearly favored by SR. But it is a different question if and to what extent this ontology is required, and the rival <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_7/Notes_760.htm">endurantist</A><SUP>1</SUP> ontology ruled out, by this theory. In addressing this question, I take the essential idea of <a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_7/Notes_760.htm">endurantism</A><SUP>2</SUP>, that objects are wholly present at single moments of time, and argue that it commits one to unacceptable conclusions regarding coexistence, in the context of SR. I then propose and discuss a plausible account of coexistence for perduring objects, which is free of these defects. This leaves the <a name="3"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_7/Notes_760.htm">endurantist</A><SUP>3</SUP> room for some manoeuvres. I consider them and show that they do not really help the <a name="4"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_7/Notes_760.htm">endurantist</A><SUP>4</SUP> out. She can accommodate the notion of coexistence in the relativistic framework only at the cost of renouncing central <a name="5"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_7/Notes_760.htm">endurantist</A><SUP>5</SUP> intuitions.</ol></FONT><hr><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B>Comment: </B><BR><BR>See <a name="W393W"></a><A HREF = "http://www.phil.uga.edu/faculty/balashov/papers/endur.pdf" TARGET = "_top">Link</A> (Defunct).<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="2018-08-02T06:42" pubdate>02/08/2018 06:42:41</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>