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Title: Persistence as transition : a new perspective on persistence
Author: Aoyama, Shinya
ISNI:       0000 0004 7233 5221
Awarding Body: University of Nottingham
Current Institution: University of Nottingham
Date of Award: 2018
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What is persistence? This is the most general question in this dissertation. According to current standard theories of persistence (i.e. endurantism, perdurantism, and exdurantism), an object persists by 3-D objects being located or existing at more than one time. That is, they understand persistence in terms of location along a fourth dimension. In this dissertation, I offer a new alternative framework for persistence, which is based on the Flux-first view proposed by Stephen Barker. In this new idea, persistence is not connected with locations long the fourth dimension. Rather, it is understood in terms of irreducible transition along the fourth dimension. That is, a concrete object persists not by being located at more than one time but by irreducibly transiting along the fourth dimension.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: BD Speculative philosophy