Ideas from 'People and Their Bodies' by Judith (Jarvis) Thomson [1997], by Theme Structure

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9. Objects / E. Objects over Time / 5. Temporal Parts
How can point-duration slices of people have beliefs or desires?
                        Full Idea: Can one really think that point-duration temporal slices of bodies believe things or want things?
                        From: Judith (Jarvis) Thomson (People and Their Bodies [1997], p.211), quoted by Katherine Hawley - How Things Persist 2.9 n21
                        A reaction: There is a problem with a slice doing anything long-term. The bottom line is that things are said to 'endure', but that is precisely what time-slices are unable to do. Hawley rejects this idea.