Ruminations on Intermittent Existence

  • Anthony Adrian
Keywords: philosophy, intermittent existence


Can objects exist, cease to exist, and then exist once more? I lay out three ways to think about intermittent existence (IE). The first section is based on intuitions. The second section will show that the intuitions are bolstered by the concept of supervenience. The final section will argue that the strongest way to think about IE, and about supervenience, is in terms of mereology, the theory of parts and wholes.

How to Cite
Adrian, A. (2019). Ruminations on Intermittent Existence. Stance: An International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal, 4(1), 39-48. Retrieved from