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Tang Chun-I Visiting Professorship Departmental Seminar: Determinable-based Persistence through Change

Joining the Face-to-Face Talks (Please register by 18 April 2024): https://cloud.itsc.cuhk.edu.hk/webform/view.php?id=13684365

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I offer a new metaphysical account of what it is for an object to persist through change. On my proposed view, when an object undergoes change, this involves the object’s essentially having a determinable property (e.g., shape), which property is differently determined at different times (e.g., first as straight, then as bent). I argue that this account has advantages over existing accounts of persistence through change (including endurantism and perdurantism), including that it makes sense of how objects can be ‘wholly present’ at each time they exist, without inviting contradiction.

Conducted in English
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