Analysis 64 (3):235-242 (2004)

Kristie Miller
University of Sydney
David Braddon-Mitchell
University of Sydney
Harold Noonan has recently argued (2003) that one of Lewis’s (1983: 76– 77) arguments for the view that objects persist by perduring is flawed. Lewis’s argument can be divided into two main sections, the first of which attempts to show that it is possible that there exists a world of temporal parts or stages, and the second, which attempts to show that our world is such a world. Noonan claims that there is a flaw in each of these two stages.We argue to the contrary.
Keywords persistence  patching argument  perdurance  endurance
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DOI 10.1093/analys/64.3.235
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