FOUR-DIMENSIONALISM AN ONTOLOGY OF PERSISTENCE AND TIME PDF

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Four-Dimensionalism: An Ontology of Persistence and Time

This is simply a superb book in metaphysics — handsomely written, cleverly argued, and exceedingly clear. 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. In Four-Dimensionalism , Ted Sider presents an accessible but rigorous, highly original, and admirably fair discussion of several of these questions as they relate to the popular debate concerning the thesis associated with the title of the book — informally, the thesis that objects have temporal parts. The text proper is divided into i a sustained argument against the doctrine of presentism, thus clearing the way for eternalism which then serves as a backdrop for the rest of the book [chapter 2]; ii a careful formulation of and introduction to our competitors — Three-Dimensionalism and Four-Dimensionalism [chapters 1 and 3]; iii a critical evaluation of the case for Four-Dimensionalism [chapters 4 and 5], and iv a critical evaluation of the case against Four-Dimensionalism [chapter 6]. For the record, the presentists I know best are perfectly willing to take seriously the suggestion that we revise science on the basis of a priori reflection on the nature of time. Such presentists should take heart for they will find something congenial in this chapter aimed against them; for although Sider is clearly less than optimistic about the wisdom of this course of action, he does offer descriptive advice about how such revisions might be constructed. Finally, Sider also introduces what I believe is an entirely original challenge to this theory of time, namely, that presentists are unable to account for the truth of what appear to be uncontroversial claims about cross-time spatial relations.

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Four-Dimensionalism

In philosophy , four-dimensionalism also known as the doctrine of temporal parts is an ontological position that an object's persistence through time is like its extension through space. Thus, an object that exists in time has temporal parts in the various subregions of the total region of time it occupies, just like an object that exists in a region of space has at least one part in every subregion of that space. Four-dimensionalists typically argue for treating time as analogous to space, usually leading them to endorse the doctrine of eternalism. This is a philosophical approach to the ontological nature of time , according to which all points in time are equally "real", as opposed to the presentist idea that only the present is real. Perdurantism —or perdurance theory —is a closely related philosophical theory of persistence and identity , [4] according to which an individual has distinct temporal parts throughout its existence, and the persisting object is the sum or set of all of its temporal parts.

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