Australasian Journal of Philosophy 88 (4):721-728 (2010)

Maya Eddon
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
In "Does Four-Dimensionalism Explain Coincidence" Mark Moyer argues that there is no reason to prefer the four-dimensionalist (or perdurantist) explanation of coincidence to the three-dimensionalist (or endurantist) explanation. I argue that Moyer's formulations of perdurantism and endurantism lead him to overlook the perdurantist's advantage. A more satisfactory formulation of these views reveals a puzzle of coincidence that Moyer does not consider, and the perdurantist's treatment of this puzzle is clearly preferable.
Keywords Philosophy  Metaphysics  Three Dimensionalism  Four Dimensionalism  Perdurantism  Endurantism  Mereology  Coincidence  Composition
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DOI 10.1080/00048401003636887
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