|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._____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments. |
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Change/Event/Simons: actually events cannot change. - Exceptions: E.g. the confrontation became more heated. - E.g. The wedding party was moved into the house. - Solution: in reality, we are talking about the involved continuants.
Change/Simons: change in one variable (vector or scalar, e.g. acceleration) is a measure of change, not change in itself.
Change/Simons: but it is the whole continuant, not just a part that has these different properties in succession. Attribution/Change: it follows that the attribution of properties to a continuant normally must specify the point in time as well.
Part/Change/Flux/Shift/SimonsVsChisholm: if a small part is cut off a table, then this is not a table. - ChisholmVsVs: it is: because it was there before, it must be a table. - Solution/Quine: out of the many simultaneously entangled sums that could all be a table only that one should count as a table which is not embedded in the others. - -Tables are meant to mutually exclude each other._____________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.
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