briefly explaining Haslanger’s solution to the problem of temporary intrinsic
In Haslanger’s words, “The problem of temporary intrinsics is this: ordinary objects persist through changes in their intrinsic properties, i.e. those properties which an object has in virtue of the way it is, independently of anything else. To use Lewis’ example, ‘when I sit I’m bent, when I stand, I’m straight.’ But an object cannot have incompatible properties. So how is intrinsic change possible?”
Start by explaining what Lewis’ preferred solution to this problem is, and how it’s supposed to solve the problem (defining any terminology along the way). Then explain why Haslanger thinks Lewis’ solution does not actually solve the problem. Conclude by briefly explaining Haslanger’s solution to the problem of temporary intrinsics (see 123-4). Your discussion should be between 225-300 words.