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Temporal Parts


Katherine Hawley


Pages 551 - 554



Temporal parts are analogous to spatial parts: just as the conference has one spatial part which occupies the seminar room, and another which occupies the lecture hall, it has one temporal part which ‘occupies’ Friday and another which ‘occupies’ Saturday. These temporal parts of the conference have half-hour coffeebreaks as temporal parts of their own; these coffee-breaks are also temporal parts of the whole conference.




1Department of Philosophy, University of St Andrews



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