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Unformatted text preview: b. Moderate fluxism: A less extreme version of Fluxism: at every moment, every object is changing in some respect or other . A proponent of this less extreme Flux doctrine could well allow for the persistence of objects through time. 4. Heraclitean Fluxism a. It is unlikely that Heraclitus was an extreme fluxist. His discussions of change in general, and the river fragments in particular, suggest that he thought that change and permanence could co-exist, that is, that an object could persist in spite of continually undergoing change in some respect or other . b. If you step in the same river, you step in different waters: the river is still (numerically) the same river even though it has changed (compositionally), in that it (the same river) is now composed of different waters. c. So it is unlikely that Heraclitus denied that there are persisting objects....
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