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Single Idea 23018

[catalogued under 9. Objects / E. Objects over Time / 2. Objects that Change]

Full Idea

The problems of temporary intrinsics are reconciling the indiscernibility of identicals with change in an object over time, and the problem of something have incompatible properties over time (such as tired and not-tired).

Gist of Idea

How does a changing object retain identity or have incompatible properties over time?


Baron,S/Miller,K (Intro to the Philosophy of Time [2019], 7.3.1)

Book Reference

Baron,S/Miller,K: 'Introduction to the Philosophy of Time' [Polity 2019], p.182

A Reaction

Loosely speaking, I would offer some sort of essentialism as the answer to these problems. People are not essentially sitting down, or tired. Or we can relativise properties to times t1 and t2.