Unity and Time in Metaphysics (Hardcover)

By Ludger Honnefelder (Editor), Edmund Runggaldier (Editor), Benedikt Schick (Editor)

de Gruyter, 9783110212341, 254pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2009

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Description

The contributions to this collection deal with the fundamental problem of unity, which plays a decisive role in many contemporary debates (even when this role is not acknowledged). Questions like whether there can be unities that persist through time ? e.g. persons who remain the same throughout their lives ? are discussed from various perspectives. Is such an idea possible at all, and if so, what role do concepts like force, capacity, and disposition play in this context?