A. P. Taylor North Dakota State University
About me
I am currently a full-time lecturer in philosophy at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND. Prior to that, I earned my PhD in philosophy at the State University of New York, Buffalo in 2014. My work is on ethics (particularly the concept of well-being), and the metaphysics of the human person. I also have interests in persistence, and the philosophy of time, as well as the philosophy of religion. My dissertation is on Four-dimensionalism and well-being.
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  1. A. P. Taylor (2013). The Frustrating Problem For Four-Dimensionalism. Philosophical Studies 165 (3):1097-1115.
    I argue that four-dimensionalism and the desire satisfaction account of well-being are incompatible. For every person whose desires are satisfied, there will be many shorter-lived individuals (‘person-stages’ or ‘subpersons’) who share the person’s desires but who do not exist long enough to see those desires satisfied; not only this, but in many cases their desires are frustrated so that the desires of the beings in whom they are embedded as proper temporal parts may be fulfilled. I call this the frustrating (...)
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