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  • n. Plural form of endurantist.

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  • In summary then, both perdurantists and endurantists can adopt various responses to apparent vagueness in persistence; which they choose depends in part upon their more general views about the nature of vagueness.

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  • But not all endurantists agree that they must be presentists, and not all presentists agree that their view is undermined by STR.

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  • So it tends only to be endurantists who use the term

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  • (Most endurantists, perdurantists and others agree that processes or events have temporal parts: whether or not I have earlier and later parts, my birthday party certainly does.)

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  • And, as with the problem of change, endurantists may reply that temporal parts don't help, or that there is a perfectly good endurantist alternative, or both.

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  • This should tempt us to believe in temporal parts, unless endurantists can come up with a good story of their own.

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  • It has been suggested that only endurantists can justify our willingness to make sacrifices for our future selves, to act upon the plans formulated by our past selves, and to rely upon the evidence gathered by our past selves.

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  • Similar questions also arise for endurantists, and not all perdurantists answer these questions in the same way, but for the most part perdurantists do agree on a particular type of answer to these questions.

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  • In the case of the crumbling building, for example, endurantists could claim that there is a single building-shaped object with an unknown final moment.

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  • Third, endurantists could claim that we speak precisely, that there always are determinate facts of the matter about the identity, existence and careers of objects, but it's just that sometimes we can't tell what these facts are.

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