Along the way, it addresses many topics on the metaphysics of time and identity. These include Four-Dimensionalism. An Ontology of Persistence and Time. Four- Dimensionalism defends the thesis that the material world is composed of temporal as well as spatial parts. This defense includes a novel account of. Four-Dimensionalism: An Ontology of Persistence and Time. Kathrin Koslicki. Kathrin Koslicki. Search for other works by this author on.

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The Impossible Mark Jago. All the World’s a Stage.

Enter the email address you signed up four-dimsnsionalism and we’ll ontolgy you a reset link. Three- and Four-Dimensionalism Stated 4. Sider does not exaggerate the shortcomings of these alternative resolutions, but he does plainly expose them — and in my view successfully shows why Four-Dimensionalism is the most plausible lesson to extract from investigation of these puzzles. Preserving the Principle of One Object to a Place: The idea is best illustrated by noticing that change involves prima facie inconsistent property- ascriptions.

Alexander Skiles – – Erkenntnis 80 4: This is simply a superb book in metaphysics — handsomely written, cleverly argued, and exceedingly clear. Whereas the proponent of the orthodox view takes such objects to be spacetime worms i. In Favor of Four-Dimensionalism Part 1 5. This is a philosophy book as one would wish them all to be: This particular defense, I should note, is really quite powerful and well presented — a genuine highlight of four-dumensionalism book.

For many years to come, this book four-dimensionalisn sure to be the locus classicus with respect to which all those engaged with the literature on persistence must position themselves.

Four-Dimensionalism: An Ontology of Persistence and Time

Cotnoir and Donald L. A number of philosophical questions about ontology, mereology, vagueness, identity, persistence, modality, space, and time and also about the relation of these issues to modern science have been center stage for the last few decades in the literature in contemporary analytic metaphysics.


Recombination, Causal Constraints, and Humean Supervenience: Logic for Philosophy Theodore Sider. An Foud-dimensionalism of Persistence and Time. An Ontology of Persistence and Time Four-dimensionalism: Similarly, since in a familiar longevity scenario Four-dimensionalims might currently have a pre, future-oriented counterpart whose future-oriented counterpart is no future-oriented counterpart of mine, ii will come out true.

The chief virtue leading Sider to award the stage view higher ppersistence than the orthodox view has to do with intuitions about counting and how best to square those intuitions with puzzles pressuring us to count objects say, the Fs by relations other than identity or else to secure an acceptable count of the Fs only by counting things other than the Fs.

In conclusion Sider replies to prominent objections to four- dimensionalism, including discussion of the problem of the rotating homogenous disk.

These are significant costs.

Composition as Identity Aaron J. The Spiritual Automaton Eugene Marshall. If you would like to cite this article, please do so as follows: In Favor of Four-Dimensionalism Part 2: Skip to main content. It seems impossible to do so, even with the tense-operators the presentist introduces to be able to express truths about past and future without committing himself to the existence of past and future objects. Theodore Sider pays particular attention to the philosophy of time, including a strong series of dour-dimensionalism against presentism, the thesis that only the present is real.

Four- Dimensionalism defends the thesis that the material world is composed of temporal as well as spatial parts.



He goes on to challenge three-dimensionalists to state their position precisely, and in the meantime takes it to be the denial of four-dimensionalism. Other editions – View all Four-Dimensionalism: Four-Dimensionalism defends the thesis that the material world is composed of temporal as well as spatial parts.

Theodore Sider – – Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 68 3: Kelly Trogdon – – Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 94 4: Such property-ascriptions are true in virtue of a counterpart-relation that one stage of an object bears to other stages in the same four-dimensional worm: The answer is, of course, that the object has these properties at different times.

Which, for example, are the persons? Sider adds powerful new considerations of his own creation to the existing stockpile, which no doubt will engender a flurry of serious philosophical scrutiny in the literature to come A lump of bronze and a statue that it is made of are different objects, because the lump has temporal parts that the statue has not.

Accord- ing to the stage view, itme, such terms refer to instantaneous stages rather than to worms. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Oxford University Press Amazon. An Ontology of Persistence and Time: Time Travel in Metaphysics. Space, Time, and Stuff Frank Arntzenius.

Material Objects in Metaphysics.

Four-Dimensionalism – Paperback – Theodore Sider – Oxford University Press

She may choose one inertial frame as the preferred one, i. An Ontology of Persistence and Time because temporal parts are differently colored.

Yuri Balashov – – The Monist 83 3: