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Endurance and parthood

Benocci, M. (2019) Endurance and parthood. PhD thesis, University of Reading

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This is a work in analytic metaphysics, which addresses a cluster of interrelated issues at the interface of mereology and persistence over time. In particular, it outlines a defence of a version of Endurance Theory according to which every enduring object is either a mereological simple or a mere sum of mereological simples. It includes, among other things, a proposal of a new way of framing the debate between Endurance Theory and Four-Dimensionalism, a defence of Endurance Theory over Four-Dimensionalism, arguments against the existence of compound substances, and a defence of a traditional metaphysical atomism according to which all objects are ultimately made up of microscopic simples.

Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Thesis Supervisor:Oderberg, D.
Thesis/Report Department:School of Humanites
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Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Humanities > Philosophy
ID Code:86019
Date on Title Page:2018

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