Stanford Encylopedia of Philosophy (2004/2010)

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Katherine Hawley
University of St. Andrews
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Material objects extend through space by having different spatial parts in different places. But how do they persist through time? According to some philosophers, things have temporal parts as well as spatial parts: accepting this is supposed to help us solve a whole bunch of metaphysical problems, and keep our philosophy in line with modern physics. Other philosophers disagree, arguing that neither metaphysics nor physics give us good reason to believe in temporal parts.
Keywords temporal parts  endurantism  perdurantism
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