Four Dimensionalism: An Ontology of Persistence and Time

Oxford University Press (2001)

Authors
Theodore Sider
Rutgers University - New Brunswick
Abstract
Four- Dimensionalism defends the thesis that the material world is composed of temporal as well as spatial parts. This defense includes a novel account of persistence over time, new arguments in favour of the four-dimensional ontology, and responses to the challenges four- dimensionalism faces." "Theodore Sider pays particular attention to the philosophy of time, including a strong series of arguments against presentism, the thesis that only the present is real. Arguments offered in favour of four- dimensionalism include novel arguments based on time travel, the debate between spacetime substantivalists and relationalists, and vagueness. Also included is a comprehensive discussion of the paradoxes of coinciding material objects, and a novel resolution of those paradoxes based on temporal counterpart theory. In conclusion Sider replies to prominent objections to four- dimensionalism, including discussion of the problem of the rotating homogenous disk.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
Reprint years 2003
Buy the book $36.02 new (20% off)   $37.22 used (17% off)    Amazon page
ISBN(s) 0199263523   9780199263523   9780199244430
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 49,017
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

Against Rea on Presentism and Fatalism.Andrew Moon - 2008 - Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 15:159-166.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Against Grounding Necessitarianism.Alexander Skiles - 2015 - Erkenntnis 80 (4):717-751.
Monism: The Priority of the Whole.Jonathan Schaffer - 2010 - Philosophical Review 119 (1):31-76.
On What Grounds What.Jonathan Schaffer - 2009 - In David Manley, David J. Chalmers & Ryan Wasserman (eds.), Metametaphysics: New Essays on the Foundations of Ontology. Oxford University Press. pp. 347-383.
String Theory, Loop Quantum Gravity and Eternalism.Baptiste Le Bihan - 2020 - European Journal for Philosophy of Science 10 (2):1-22.
Construction Area (No Hard Hat Required).Karen Bennett - 2011 - Philosophical Studies 154 (1):79-104.

View all 447 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Four-Dimensionalism: An Ontology of Persistence and Time.G. Nerlich - 2003 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 81 (2):288 – 290.
Four-Dimensionalism.Theodore Sider - 1997 - Philosophical Review 106 (2):197-231.
Persistence and Space-Time.Yuri Balashov - 2000 - The Monist 83 (3):321-340.
The Crooked Path From Vagueness to Four-Dimensionalism.Kathrin Koslicki - 2003 - Philosophical Studies 114 (1-2):107 - 134.
Four Dimensionalism: An Ontology of Persistence and Time.Theodore Sider - 2004 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 68 (3):642-647.
Relativity and Persistence.Yuri Balashov - 2000 - Philosophy of Science 67 (3):562.
Four-Dimensionalism.Michael C. Rea - 2003 - In Michael J. Loux & Dean W. Zimmerman (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Metaphysics. Oxford University Press. pp. 1-59.
All the World’s a Stage.Theodore Sider - 1996 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 74 (3):433 – 453.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2011-12-21

Total views
473 ( #11,522 of 2,310,941 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
29 ( #26,864 of 2,310,941 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature