How Things Persist
Katherine Hawley explores and compares three theories of persistence -- endurance, perdurance, and stage theories - investigating the ways in which they attempt to account for the world around us. Having provided valuable clarification of its two main rivals, she concludes by advocating stage theory.
- Electronic book text | 232 pages
- 01 Dec 2004
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
"How Things Persist is a careful and clever defence of stage theory ... the book is not only a worthy defence of a novel ontology, it is also an instructive survey of the metaphysics of material objects in general and the philosophy of persistence in particular."--Mind"The case Hawley makes for stage theory is a persuasive one . How Things Persist is a well structured, well written, solid, crisp and lucid investigation into the cluster of metaphysical problems that surround the issue of persistence."--Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews