Intuitively, a finite universe seems much more reasonable to us than an infinite one, if for no other reason than because in an infinite universe (or multiverse) everything that could happen, would happen. Read the rest of this entry
Do Physical Objects Possess Temporal Parts?
The problem of qualitative change is how an object that has a particular property at one time can be numerically identical with an object that does not have that property at a different time without violating the principle of the indiscernability of identicals. (This is distinct from the problem of mereological change: can object that has particular parts at one time be likewise identical with different parts at a different time?) There would be a very significant philosophical conclusion should we be unable to solve this, namely that we cannot make literally correct statements of the form ‘the banana changed from green to yellow’. Read the rest of this entry