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Single Idea 16192

[catalogued under 9. Objects / E. Objects over Time / 3. Three-Dimensionalism]

Full Idea

Endurance theory might claim a banana stands (atemporally) in different relations to different times (being-green-at to Monday), ..or has different instantiation relations to different properties (instantiates-on-Monday to being green).

Gist of Idea

Endurance theory can relate properties to times, or timed instantiations to properties


Katherine Hawley (How Things Persist [2001], 1.3)

Book Reference

Hawley,Katherine: 'How Things Persist' [OUP 2004], p.15

A Reaction

She suggests that the first approach is more plausible for endurantists. I think she is right (assuming these are the only two options). Monday awaits a banana, but yellow doesn't.