<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Crisp (Thomas M.) & Smith (Donald P.) - 'Wholly Present' Defined (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_22/PaperSummary_22876.htm">'Wholly Present' Defined</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/C/Author_Crisp (Thomas M.).htm">Crisp (Thomas M.)</a> & <A HREF = "../../Authors/S/Author_Smith (Donald P.).htm">Smith (Donald P.)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Vol. 71, No. 2 (Sep., 2005), pp. 318-344</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=200><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_22/PaperSummary_22876.htm">Paper Summary</A></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><u>Authors Abstract</u><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>Three-dimensionalists , sometimes referred to as <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_7/Notes_760.htm">endurantists</A><SUP>1</SUP>, think that objects persist through time by being "wholly present" at every time they exist. But what is it for something to be wholly present at a time? It is surprisingly difficult to say. </li><li>The three dimensionalist is free, of course, to take 'is wholly present at' as one of her theory's primitives, but this is problematic for at least one reason: some philosophers claim not to understand her primitive. Clearly the three-dimensionalist would be better off if she could state her theory in terms accessible to all. </li><li>We think she can. What is needed is a definition of 'is wholly present at' that all can understand. In this paper we offer one. </li></ol></FONT><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="2018-08-02T09:59" pubdate>02/08/2018 09:59:33</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>