Unity and Time in Metaphysics

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Walter de Gruyter, 2009 - Philosophy - 254 pages

The contributions to this collection deal with the fundamental problem of unity, which plays a decisive role in many contemporary debates (even when this role is not acknowledged). Questions like whether there can be unities that persist through time ‑ e.g. persons who remain the same throughout their lives ‑ are discussed from various perspectives. Is such an idea possible at all, and if so, what role do concepts like force, capacity, and disposition play in this context?

 

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Contents

A Defense of ThreeDimensionalism
1
Unity and Constitution of Social Entities
15
The NonPhysicalness of Material Objects
46
Serious Endurantism and the Strong Unity of Human Persons
67
Why Parthood Might Be a FourPlace Relation and How It Behaves If It Is?
83
Doing Without Occupants
134
The Beginnings of Greek Ontology and the Question of Temporal Being
151
New Ideas on Subject and Identity to Medieval Logic
183
Time and Existence
198
Powers and Functions
210
Powers and Persistence
223
Natural Individuals and Intrinsic Properties
237
List of Authors
253
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Ludger Honnefelder, Edmund Runggaldier and Benedikt Schick, Humboldt-Universitšt zu Berlin.

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