The Limit Decision Problem and Four-Dimensionalism

Vivarium 55 (1-3):199-216 (2017)
Damiano Costa
University Of Italian Switzerland
I argue that medieval solutions to the limit decision problem imply four-dimensionalism, i.e. the view according to which substances that persist through time are extended through time as well as through space, and have different temporal parts at different times.
Keywords permanent and successive entities   three- and four-dimensionalism   limit decision problem   location   temporal parts
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DOI 10.1163/15685349-12341339
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