Four- Dimensionalism: An Ontology of Persistence and Time

Four- Dimensionalism: An Ontology of Persistence and Time (Paperback)

By Theodore Sider 
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 0199263523
EAN: 9780199263523
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 288
Publish Date: 2003-7-31
Binding: Paperback
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This text 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 beween 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.
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Title: Four- Dimensionalism: An Ontology of Persistence and Time
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Author: Theodore Sider
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 0199263523
EAN: 9780199263523
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 288
Publish Date: 2003-7-31
Binding: Paperback

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