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Nov 3



We will have special guest lecturers for today's class! Paul Hovda (Reed) and Michael Nelson (UC Riverside) will discuss mereology in connection with combining Presentism with various views of persistence.

This week's required reading:

Read section 5 of my paper below (and I'll also go over it in class). Also, read as much as you can of Paul Hovda's paper, especially focusing on sections 1 and 3 (especially sections 3.3 and 3.4).

Kleinschmidt - Presentist Perdurance and Parthood
Download PDF • 589KB

Hovda - Tensed Mereology
Download PDF • 495KB

Additional, helpful papers:

Brogaard - Presentist Four-Dimensionalism
Download PDF • 1.29MB

Mitchell-Yellin and Nelson - S5 for Aristotelian Actualists
Download PDF • 405KB


Next week you'll present your paper proposals in class.

No Presentations!

We'll spend the whole meeting on this week's topic!

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