The Category of Occurrent Continuants

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Title: The Category of Occurrent Continuants
Authors: Stout, Rowland
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Date: 1-Jan-2016
Abstract: Arguing first that the best way to understand what a continuant is is as something that primarily has its properties at a time rather than atemporally, the paper then defends the idea that there are occurrent continuants. These are things that were, are or will be happening – like someone reading or my writing this paper for instance. The prevailing philosophical view of process is as something that is referred to with mass nouns and not count nouns. This has mistakenly encouraged the view that the only way to think of process is as the stuff of events and has obscured the possibility of thinking of processes as continuants.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Keywords: ContinuantsPhilosophy of causationAnalytic philosophy
DOI: 10.1093/mind/fzv138
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
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