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  • n. Plural form of perdurantist.

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Examples

  • Tib and Tibbles are both long-lasting four-dimensional objects, according to perdurantists.

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  • However they argue for their position, perdurantists who are also universalists have an easy answer to some questions about what paths objects may take through space-time: any series of object-stages composes an object.

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  • In response, perdurantists distinguish two ways of talking about persisting things - an atemporal way, which takes in all times at once, and a temporal way of talking, relative to various times.

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  • If you think about all times, and imagine that ordinary things are made of instantaneous temporal parts, then you can see that universalist perdurantists believe in quite an extraordinary number of objects.

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  • (Most perdurantists think that things have non-instantaneous temporal parts too, like you-during-1999.)

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  • According to perdurantists, talk about the same banana at different times is straightforwardly made true by one and the same four-dimensional object existing at different times.

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  • According to perdurantists, the name refers to a ninety-year-long

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  • It is possible to believe in temporal parts without accepting this second claim but, as we will see in section 8, most perdurantists do accept the second claim.

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  • (Again, perdurantists may adopt one of these epistemicist strategies, but typically do not.)

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  • Why do perdurantists make such a big deal of the obvious fact that you have different parts at different times?

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