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Single Idea 16205

[catalogued under 9. Objects / E. Objects over Time / 5. Temporal Parts]

Full Idea

A third worry for Stage Theory is that the momentary stages themselves are just too thin to populate the world, and too thin to be the objects of reference.

Gist of Idea

The stages of Stage Theory seem too thin to populate the world, or to be referred to


Katherine Hawley (How Things Persist [2001], 2.3)

Book Reference

Hawley,Katherine: 'How Things Persist' [OUP 2004], p.47

A Reaction

Her three objections to her own theory add up to sufficient to refute it, in my view, though a large chunk of her book is spent trying to refute the objections.

Related Ideas

Idea 16203 Stage Theory seems to miss out the link between stages of the same object [Hawley]

Idea 16204 Stage Theory says every stage is a distinct object, which gives too many objects [Hawley]

Idea 16206 Stages must be as fine-grained in length as change itself, so any change is a new stage [Hawley]