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Garcian MeditationsThe Dialectics of Persistence in Form and Object$
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Jon Cogburn

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781474415910

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415910.001.0001

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Neither Substance Nor Process III: Events, Time, and Life

Neither Substance Nor Process III: Events, Time, and Life

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(p.168) 8 Neither Substance Nor Process III: Events, Time, and Life
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Garcian Meditations
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Jon Cogburn

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415910.003.0008

Chapter VIII shows how, just as the de-determined world of the thing must be buttressed by the world of the object, the extensive world of (n)either/(n)or must be buttressed by an account of the intensive world of more and less. For Garcia events are facts that are present, time is a result of events indexed by intensity of presence, and life is a result of the intensification of the intensity of the difference between that which an object comprehends and that which comprehends and object.

Keywords:   Donald Davidson, events, growing block universe theory of time, Tristan Garcia, Jaegwon Kim, presentism, time, life

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