Axiomathes 24 (4):463-482 (2014)

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Several philosophers have maintained in recent years that the endurance/perdurance debate is merely verbal: these prima facie distinct theories of objects’ persistence are in fact metaphysically equivalent, they claim. The present paper challenges this view. Three proposed translation schemes are examined; all are shown to be faulty. In the process, constructive reasons for regarding the debate as a substantive one are provided. It is also suggested that the theories may have differing practical implications
Keywords Deflationism  Endurance  Metaphysical equivalence  Perdurance  Persistence  Verbal dispute
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DOI 10.1007/s10516-014-9233-z
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