DMCA. Copyrighted Work that you can Claim.
Base have 9 939 books.
Search: 


📙 How Things Persist by Katherine Hawley — free pdf


This is a good book. Hawley writes very clearly, her book is authoritative and well-argued. Hawley's strategy has two parts: first, with a "divide-and-conquer" method she wants to show that four-dimensionalism is more plausible than three-dimensionalism, and that her own version of four dimensionalism (stage theory) is better than perdurantism. Four-dimensionalism is the thesis that physical objects persist in virtue of having temporal (as well as spatial) parts. This is an elegant and popular solution of the problem of change. The problem is how to accommodate Leibniz's Law with the fact that things change. Four-dimensionalism says that since any Objects O persists from time t1 to t2 by having a part O(t1) and O(t2), and O(t1) and O(t2) have different properties, they are therefore different objects and don't violate Leibniz's Law. Hawley's own version of four-dimensionalism is stage theory. Stage theorists hold that strictly speaking temporal parts don't make up a perduring object; when we refer to a physical object, we refer to an actual temporal part of it. Hence we cannot refer to the same object at two different times, at least not if 'the same' means 'identical'. Hawley's arguments for stage theory are based largely on considerations about the philosophy of language. The second type of Hawley's arguments claim that from all theories of persistence, stage theory is the only one that doesn't commit one to restricted views about other metaphysical issues. For instance, stage theory is compatible with most theories of vagueness and modality. These are perhaps the most sophisticated and developed parts of the book. interestingly the book doesn't start very promising, but towards the end it gets better and better. The only weakness is that sometimes she dismisses three-dimensionalist explanations too quickly. Hawley's views are often contraintuitive, but she is smart (in the good sense) in explaining philosophical worries away. I recommend this book for everyone interested in the metaphysics of persistence.

About book:

About file:

  • File size: 2 193 157
  • Format: pdf


Security code:
Download button

Similar books results


Windows XP headaches: how to fix common
Windows XP headaches: how to fix common free pdf by Curt Simmons

As the installed base of Microsoft's newest operating system, XP, grows, guides to its use will continue to proliferate (see also Computer Media, LJ 3/1/02). Upgraders with little previous experience will be drawn to 10 Minute Guide, which highlights chan...

Crucial Confrontations: Tools for talking about broken promises, violated expectations, and bad behavior
Crucial Confrontations: Tools for talking about broken promises, violated expectations, and bad behavior epub download by Kerry Patterson

The authors of the New York Times bestseller Crucial Conversations show you how to achieve personal, team, and organizational success by healing broken promises, resolving violated expectations, and influencing bad behavior Discover skills to resolve t...

Socialism: Institutional, Philosophical and Economic Issues
Socialism: Institutional, Philosophical and Economic Issues free epub by James M. Buchanan (auth.), Svetozar Pejovich (eds.)

It was Lenin's genius to recognize the importance of [socialist] system with all the trappings of embellishing the democracy. If the people want a constitution. give them one. and even include the bill of rights. If they want a parliament, give them that ...

Bourbon for Breakfast: Living Outside the Statist Quo
Bourbon for Breakfast: Living Outside the Statist Quo download pdf by Jeffrey A. Tucker, Jeffrey Tucker

The state makes a mess of everything it touches, argues Jeffrey Tucker in Bourbon for Breakfast. Perhaps the biggest mess it makes is in our minds. Its pervasive interventions in every sector affect the functioning of society in so many ways, we are like...

Catastrophe Theory
Catastrophe Theory free download by Woodcott

1978, First Edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. The black background, yellow image, with white and red lettering on the dust jacket. The dust jacket is fair to good condition. The book is in very good condition. Alexander Woodcock and Monte Davis, Aut...

The 100 Thing Challenge: How I Got Rid of Almost Everything, Remade My Life, and Regained My Soul
The 100 Thing Challenge: How I Got Rid of Almost Everything, Remade My Life, and Regained My Soul free download by Dave Bruno

“Reading this will lead you to a better life.”—Dean Nelson, author of God Hides in Plain Sight  In The 100 Thing Challenge Dave Bruno relates how he remade his life and regained his soul by getting rid of almost everything. But The 100 Thing Challenge is ...

Foundation PHP 5 for Flash
Foundation PHP 5 for Flash free download by David Powers

Our original Foundation PHP for Flash title was rightly regarded as a must-have title when it came to wanting to learn just how to make your Flash sites make use of backend technologies, that was published way back in the days of Flash 5 and PHP 4, and th...

Real Essentialism (Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy)
Real Essentialism (Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy) download pdf by David S Oderberg

An in-depth treatment of essence is not very common, so the book -- by a professor at the University of Reading in England -- was interesting. I agreed with part, though not near all. Chapter 1 - Contemporary essentialism and real essentialism. Since a...

Building the Internet of Things with IPv6 and MIPv6: The Evolving World of M2M Communications
Building the Internet of Things with IPv6 and MIPv6: The Evolving World of M2M Communications epub download by Daniel Minoli(auth.)

"If we had computers that knew everything there was to know about things?using data they gathered without any help from us?we would be able to track and count everything, and greatly reduce waste, loss, and cost. We would know when things needed replacing...

The Clinician’s Guide to Medical Writing
The Clinician’s Guide to Medical Writing pdf free by Robert B. Taylor M.D. (auth.)

This book teaches what clinicians need to know about medical writing and publishing. It is for the physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner who sees patients and also wants to contribute to the medical literature, as well as for the assistant...

Other People’s Kids: Social Expectations and American Adults’ Involvement with Children and Adolescents
Other People’s Kids: Social Expectations and American Adults’ Involvement with Children and Adolescents epub download by Peter C. Scales (auth.)

According to the study conducted by Gallup Organization, only a minority of Americans experience consistent normative motivation for engaging with other people's children. Social norms theory suggests that adults are more likely to get deeply involved if ...

‘Guilty Women,’ Foreign Policy, and Appeasement in Inter-War Britain
‘Guilty Women,’ Foreign Policy, and Appeasement in Inter-War Britain download pdf by Julie V. Gottlieb (auth.)

British women were deeply invested in foreign policy between the wars. This study casts new light on the turn to international affairs in feminist politics, the gendered representation and experience of the Munich Crisis, and the profound impression made ...

British General Election Manifestos 1900–1974

State Control in Soviet Russia: The Rise and Fall of the Workers’ and Peasants’ Inspectorate, 1920–34

British Writers and the Media, 1930–45
British Writers and the Media, 1930–45 epub download by Keith Williams (auth.)

Richly informative about a host of writers from Auden to Priestley, and theoretically informed, this wide-ranging new study demonstrates that the 1930s, remembered usually for uncomplicated political engagement, can rather be seen as initiating the key el...

Sensibility and Economics in the Novel, 1740–1800: The Price of a Tear

Reading Hardy’s Landscapes
Reading Hardy’s Landscapes free pdf by Michael Irwin (auth.)

Inventing Lima: Baroque Modernity in Peru’s South Sea Metropolis

Art and Life in Modernist Prague: Karel Čapek and His Generation, 1911–1938