Ideas from 'Persistence, Change and Explanation' by Sally Haslanger [1989], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Persistence: contemporary readings' (ed/tr Haslanger,S/|Kurtz,RM) [MIT 2006,978-0-58268-1]].

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5. Theory of Logic / L. Paradox / 2. Aporiai
By using aporiai as his start, Aristotle can defer to the wise, as well as to the many
7. Existence / A. Nature of Existence / 1. Nature of Existence
Ontology disputes rest on more basic explanation disputes
9. Objects / E. Objects over Time / 3. Three-Dimensionalism
The persistence of objects seems to be needed if the past is to explain the present
Persistence makes change and its products intelligible
9. Objects / E. Objects over Time / 5. Temporal Parts
We must explain change amongst 'momentary entities', or else the world is inexplicable
If the things which exist prior to now are totally distinct, they need not have existed
14. Science / D. Explanation / 2. Types of Explanation / g. Causal explanations
Natural explanations give the causal interconnections
14. Science / D. Explanation / 2. Types of Explanation / j. Explanations by reduction
Best explanations, especially natural ones, need grounding, notably by persistent objects