Phenomenal Experience and the Metaphysics of Persistence

Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 114 (3pt3):381-388 (2014)
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I will adapt part of an argument in Prosser to the case of persistence, to conclude that our experience does not favour any particular theory of persistence—our immediate experience cannot rightly be considered as evidence in this context. Even if it does in fact seem that objects persist by enduring, this cannot be because they do in fact endure; and if things do in fact persist by perduring, this should not be considered to be in spite of appearances. Thus any explanation for why objects are represented in experience as enduring will be one that is independent of the truth of endurantism



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