4-D Objects and Disposition Ascriptions

Philosophical Papers 38 (1):35-72 (2009)
Abstract
Disposition ascription has been discussed a good deal over the last few decades, as has the revisionary metaphysical view of ordinary, persisting objects known as 'fourdimensionalism'. However, philosophers have not merged these topics and asked whether four-dimensional objects can be proper subjects of dispositional predicates. This paper seeks to remedy this oversight. It argues that, by and large, four-dimensional objects are not suited to take dispositional predicates
Keywords Persistence  Endurance  Perdurance  Fourdimensionalism  Dispositions  Powers  B-theory of time  Eternalism
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