Stage Theory and the Personite Problem
Kaiserman (Alexander)
Source: Forthcoming (as of May 2019) in Analysis
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Author’s Abstract

  1. Mark Johnston has recently argued1 that four-dimensionalist theories of persistence are incompatible with some of our most basic ethical and prudential principles.
  2. I argue that although Johnston’s arguments succeed on a worm-theoretic2 account of persistence, they fail on a stage-theoretic3 account.
  3. So much the worse, I conclude, for the worm theory.


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Footnote 1: InFootnote 2: That is, Perdurantist.

Footnote 3: That is, Exdurantist.

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