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 Four-Dimensional Picture 2. Sider discusses Russell’s argument from parsimony, Quine’s argu- ment from logic, the argument based on the incoherence of the A-theory, the argument from special relativity, the argument based on the analogy of space and time, the argument from temporary intrinsics, an argument from timeless worlds, one from time travel, an argument from spacetime a version for substantivalism and one for relationismand, nally, an argument from vagueness.
Yuri Balashov – – The Monist 83 3: But this is precisely what temporal counterpart theory endorses.
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 persiistence the four-dimensionalims [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].
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 lntology cross-time spatial relations. The Sources of Intentionality Uriah Kriegel. 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.
Four-Dimensionalism: An Ontology of Persistence and Time
An Ontology of Persistence and Time. Four- Dimensionalism defends the thesis that the material world is composed of temporal as well as spatial parts.
Oxford University Press Amazon. This book is available as part of Oxford Scholarship Online – view abstracts and keywords at book and chapter level. A Clarendon Press Publication. Help Center Find new research papers in: Yuri Balashov – – Philosophy of Science 67 3: Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Theodore Sider – – Australasian Journal of Philosophy 74 3: This is a philosophy book as one would wish them all to be: Of these, some are entirely new, but all are precisely formulated and evaluated.
Given a principle of unrestricted composition and the doctrine of arbitrary undetached parts, the orthodox view and the stage view will share an ontology. An Ontology of Persistence and Time.
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Daniel Deasy – – Philosophical Studies 8: In fact, one really outstanding feature of this book is just how concise and clear Sider manages to be when covering so much contemporary literature on this topic.
The short version of the story is this: An Ontology of Persistence and Time because temporal parts are differently colored. Time Travel ontklogy Metaphysics. They persist through time by enduring: As a result, Sider arrives at an extraordinarily thoughtful, informative, and balanced assessment of the debate over persistence from which misleading rhetoric is largely absent However, there is no empirical reason whatsoever to ascribe so rich a structure to spacetime. For many years to come, this book is sure to be the locus classicus with respect to which all those engaged with the literature on persistence must position themselves.
The latter view is considered to give the best account of the paradoxes of coincidence. Therefore, any tensed statement can be reduced to some tenseless statement, or, at least, has tenseless truth-conditions. To the standard arguments against presentism the truth-maker objection and the argument from special relativity he adds an original problem: This defense includes a novel account of persistence over time, new arguments in favour of the four-dimensional ontology, and pesristence to the challenges four-dimensionalism faces.
More common is the worm view, according to which ordinary na refer to the whole four-dimensional object, or spacetime worm.