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dc.contributor.authorAudi, Paul
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-07T19:31:45Z
dc.date.available2021-09-07T19:31:45Z
dc.date.issued1/1/2019
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12648/3293
dc.description.abstractTo all appearances, the basic building blocks of reality tend to keep existing unless something intervenes to destroy them. In other words, basic things seem to have existential inertia. But why might this be? This paper considers a number of arguments for and against existential inertia. It discusses arguments inspired by Aquinas, Descartes, and Spinoza, as well as considerations deriving from Occam’s Razor, entropy, and certain views about the nature of time and change.
dc.titleExistential Inertia
dc.typearticle
refterms.dateFOA2021-09-07T19:31:45Z
dc.description.institutionSUNY Brockport
dc.source.peerreviewedTRUE
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.description.publicationtitlePhilosophic Exchange
dc.contributor.organizationUniversity of Rochester
dc.languate.isoen_US


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    Philosophic Exchange is published by the Center for Philosophic Exchange, at the College at Brockport. The Center for Philosophic Exchange was founded by SUNY Chancellor Samuel Gould in 1969 to conduct a continuing program of philosophical inquiry, relating to both academic and public issues. Each year the Center hosts four speakers, and each speaker gives a public lecture that is intended for a general audience. These lectures are then published in this journal.

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