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

Authors
Maya Eddon
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Abstract
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
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1080/00048401003636887
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Four Dimensionalism.Theodore Sider - 2003 - Oxford University Press UK.
Parts: A Study in Ontology.Peter Simons - 1987 - Oxford University Press.
Humean Supervenience Debugged.David K. Lewis - 1994 - Mind 103 (412):473--490.
On the Plurality of Worlds.William G. Lycan - 1988 - Journal of Philosophy 85 (1):42-47.

View all 51 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Location and Mereology.Cody Gilmore - 2013 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Weak Location.Antony Eagle - 2019 - Dialectica 73 (1-2):149-181.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Analytics

Added to PP index
2010-08-16

Total views
164 ( #52,353 of 2,325,982 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
10 ( #64,082 of 2,325,982 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes