Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Change, philosophy: changes consist in the alternation of the properties of an object in time. See also process, flux, motion, space time, four-dimensionalism, picture, representation, identity, temporal identity, identification, meaning change.

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Change/changing/event/Lewis: Not all events involve change. We cannot afford to count the constancies (Nonchanges) as non-events. - They are needed in the causal explanation. - E.g. atomic decay: abrupt change, consists of constancies. - The causal story that explains the decay is without changes. - Constancy: is needed to explain the memory, perception, existence in time ((s) co-existence). - Lewis: the terminology is not critical again.


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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.

LW I
D. Lewis
Die Identität von Körper und Geist Frankfurt 1989

LW II
D. Lewis
Konventionen Berlin 1975

LW IV
D. Lewis
Philosophical Papers Bd I New York Oxford 1983

LW V
D. Lewis
Philosophical Papers Bd II New York Oxford 1986

LwCl I
Cl. I. Lewis
Mind and the World Order: Outline of a Theory of Knowledge (Dover Books on Western Philosophy) 1991


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