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Encyclopedia > Endurantism

Endurantism or endurance theory is a philosophical theory of persistence and identity. According to the endurantist view is that the whole of an individual is always present, as opposed to perdurantism which maintains that an object is a series of temporal parts or stages, like the frames of a movie. Identity in psychological terms relates to self-image, self-esteem and individuation. ... Perdurantism or perdurance theory is a philosophical theory of persistence and identity. ...

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This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Plato and Aristotle (right), by Raphael (Stanza della Segnatura, Rome). ... Perdurantism or perdurance theory is a philosophical theory of persistence and identity. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... John Jameison Carswell Smart, or Jack Smart, (born 1920) is an English-Australian philosopher. ... W. V. Quine Willard Van Orman Quine (June 25, 1908 - December 25, 2000) was one of the most influential American philosophers and logicians of the 20th century. ... Time travel is a concept that has long fascinated humanity—whether it is Merlin experiencing time backwards, or religious traditions like Mohammeds trip to Jerusalem and ascent to heaven, returning before a glass knocked over had spilt its contents. ... Alfred North Whitehead, OM (February 15, 1861, Ramsgate, Kent, UK – December 30, 1947, Cambridge, MA) was a British-American philosopher, physicist, and mathematician who worked in logic, mathematics, philosophy of science and metaphysics. ...


  • Temporal parts - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
  • McKinnon, N. 2002. The Endurance/Perdurance Distinction The Australasian Journal of Philosophy 80:3 p. 288-306.
  • Merricks, T. 1999. Persistence, Parts and Presentism. Nous 33 p. 421-38.
  • Sider, T. 2001. Four-Dimensionalism Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  • Zimmerman, D. 1996. Persistence and Presentism, Philosophical Papers 25:2.



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