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Time, change and reality

Subtitle:
a new theory of persistence
Abstract:

In my thesis I will be proposing situationalism: a new theory of how it is that things change over time. It is B-theoretic, eternalist and endurantist. The central contention of the theory is that what is true can differ in a metaphysically significant way from time to time.

The theory emerges as a solution to the problem of change. In my first chapter, I argue that change is genuinely problematic (contra some of the recent literature). There are at least three ways to generate probl...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Worcester College
Department:
Humanities Division - Philosophy Faculty

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Role:
Supervisor
Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
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Local pid:
ora:6729
Language:
English
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