The Ancient Criterion of Change

The Ancient Criterion of Change - perduring Those who deny...

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The Ancient Criterion of Change: Is a series of statements that attempt to prescribe change. These statements are thought to be the only way that an object can change. According to the Ancient Criterion of Change an object changes if and only if 1) there is an object, 2) the object becomes different from a previous time, 3) there is a property 4) the object has a property at a certain time that they didn’t have at a previous time. Doctrine of Temporal Parts : Those who believe in this doctrine, (perdurantists) believe that physical objects persist by
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Unformatted text preview: perduring. Those who deny this doctrine (endurantists) believe that physical objects persist by enduring. Disbelievers of this doctrine believe that no physical object can have any temporal parts, whereas the complete opposite is true for believers of the Doctrine of Temporal Parts. The Principle of the Indiscernibility of Identicals is one of the classic arguments in favor of the Doctrine of Temporal Parts...
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This note was uploaded on 09/02/2011 for the course PHI 1000 taught by Professor Staff during the Winter '10 term at Wayne State University.

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