- This pseudo-Paper is intended as the mechanism to record time spent on the Note 'Change1' during my Thesis research, as from 2017.
- For the actual time recorded, click on "Paper Statistics" above.
Write-up2 (as at 08/12/2018 19:06:14): Temporary Intrinsics
- A “temporary intrinsic” is an intrinsic4 property had by an individual or object at one time but not at others. This situation is constitutive of change.
- The “problem of temporary intrinsics” is the problem of how to explain that the very same thing can have different properties at different times, in seeming contradiction of Leibniz’s Law, that identicals must have all their properties in common.
- An example – due to my friend Sophie Botros – is of a leaf that is green in the spring and brown in the autumn. She points out the tension, and claims that identity is an “atemporal relation”, but in so doing has to give up on the common-sense intuition that some things persist through some changes without leading to a logical contradiction.
- "Kurtz (Roxanne) - Introduction to Persistence: What’s the Problem?" is a good place to start on this topic. Kurtz points out the tensions that arise when the three “non-negotiable theses” alluded to above are held simultaneously, namely Non-contradiction, Change and Persistence.
- Currently whatever I have had to say on this topic is (at best) posted to the following Notes:-
- For a page of Links11 to this Note, Click here.
- Works on this topic that I’ve actually read12, include13 the following:-
- "Kurtz (Roxanne) - Introduction to Persistence: What’s the Problem?", Kurtz
- "Lewis (David) - On the Plurality of Worlds (Selections)", Lewis
- "Lewis (David) - The Problem of Temporary Intrinsics", Lewis
- A reading list (where not covered elsewhere) might start with:-
- "Botterell (Anthony) - Temporal Parts and Temporary Intrinsics", Botterell
- "Caplan (Ben) - Why So Tense About the Copula?", Caplan
- "Della Rocca (Michael) - Primitive Persistence and the Impasse between Three Dimensionalism and Four-Dimensionalism", Della Rocca
- "Forbes (Graeme) - Is There a Problem About Persistence?", Forbes
- "Gallois (Andre) - Identity Over Time", Gallois
- "Haslanger (Sally) - Endurance and Temporary Intrinsics", Haslanger
- "Johnston (Mark) - Is There a Problem About Persistence?", Johnston
- "Lewis (David) - Rearrangement of Particles: Reply to Lowe", Lewis
- "Lewis (David) - Tensing the Copula", Lewis
- "Lowe (E.J.) - Lewis on Perdurance Versus Endurance", Lowe
- "Oderberg (David) - Some Problems of Identity Over Time Considered", Oderberg
- "Oderberg (David) - Temporal Parts and the Possibility of Change", Oderberg
- "Olson (Eric) - What Are We? Temporal Parts", Olson
- "Sider (Ted) - In Favour of Four-Dimensionalism, Part 1", Sider
- "Sider (Ted) - The Stage View and Temporary Intrinsics", Sider
- "Sider (Ted) - Persistence and Parthood Seminar", Sider
- "Wasserman (Ryan) - The Argument from Temporary Intrinsics", Wasserman
- "Weatherson (Brian) - Growing Individuals and Temporary Intrinsics", Weatherson
- "Zimmerman (Dean) - Temporary Intrinsics and Presentism", Wasserman
- "Zimmerman (Dean) - The A-Theory of Time, The B-Theory of Time, and ‘Taking Tense Seriously’", Zimmerman
- This is mostly a place-holder14.
- This is the write-up as it was when this Abstract was last output, with text as at the timestamp indicated (08/12/2018 19:06:14).
- Link to Latest Write-Up Note.
Footnote 4: Ie. Non-relational.
- A number of my philosophical Notes are “promissory notes” currently only listing the books and papers (if any) I possess on the topic concerned.
- I’ve decided to add some text – whether by way of motivation, or something more substantive – for all these identified topics related to my Thesis.
- As I want to do this fairly quickly, the text may be confused or show surprising ignorance.
- The reader (if such exists) will have to bear with me, and display the principle of charity while this footnote exists.
- If only a “non-updating” run has been made, the links are only one-way – ie. from the page of links to the objects that reference this Note by mentioning the appropriate key-word(s). The links are also only indicative, as they haven’t yet been confirmed as relevant.
- Once an updating run has been made, links are both ways, and links from this Notes page (from the “Authors, Books & Papers Citing this Note” and “Summary of Note Links to this Page” sections) are to the “point of link” within the page rather than to the page generically. Links from the “links page” remain generic.
- There are two sorts of updating runs – for Notes and other Objects. The reason for this is that Notes are archived, and too many archived versions would be created if this process were repeatedly run.
- Frequently I’ll have made copious marginal annotations, and sometimes have written up a review-note.
- In the former case, I intend to transfer the annotations into electronic form as soon as I can find the time.
- In the latter case, I will have remarked on the fact against the citation, and will integrate the comments into this Note in due course.
- My intention is to incorporate into these Notes comments on material I’ve already read rather than engage with unread material at this stage.
- I may have read others in between updates of this Note – in which case they will be marked as such in the “References and Reading List” below.
- Papers or Books partially read have a rough %age based on the time spent versus the time expected.
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