Pashby, Thomas (2012) Do Quantum Objects Have Temporal Parts? In:  Philosophy of Science Assoc. 23rd Biennial Mtg (San Diego, CA) > PSA 2012 Contributed Papers.
This paper provides a new context for an established metaphysical debate regarding the problem of persistence. I contend that perdurance (the claim that objects persist by having temporal parts) can be precisely formulated in quantum mechanics due to an analogy with spatial parts, which I claim correspond to the decomposition of the quantum state provided by a localization scheme. However, I present a `no-go' result that rules out the existence of an analogous temporal localization scheme, and so argue that quantum objects cannot be said to perdure. I conclude by surveying the remaining metaphysical options.
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