Four-Dimensionalist Theories of Persistence

Australasian Journal of Philosophy 90 (4):671-686 (2012)
I demonstrate that the theory of persistence defended in Sider [2001] does not accommodate our intuitions about counting sentences. I develop two theories that improve on Sider's: a contextualist theory and an error theory. I argue that the latter is stronger, simpler, and better fitted to some important ordinary language judgments than rival four-dimensionalist theories of persistence
Keywords stage theory  four-dimensionalism  persistence
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DOI 10.1080/00048402.2011.628325
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Theodore Sider (2013). Against Parthood. Oxford Studies in Metaphysics 8:237–293.
Theodore Sider (1996). All the World's a Stage. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 74 (3):433 – 453.

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David Liebesman (2015). We Do Not Count by Identity. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 93 (1):21-42.
Emanuel Viebahn (2013). Counting Stages. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 91 (2):311-324.

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