Perdurantism, Universalism and Quantifiers

Australasian Journal of Philosophy 81 (2):208-215 (2003)
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I argue that the conjunction of perdurantism (the view that objects are temporally extended) and universalism (the thesis that any old class of things has a mereological fusion) gives rise to undesired complications when combined with certain plausible assumptions concerning the semantics of tensed statements

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Achille C. Varzi
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