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The Resource Four-dimensionalism : an ontology of persistence and time, Theodore Sider

Four-dimensionalism : an ontology of persistence and time, Theodore Sider

Label
Four-dimensionalism : an ontology of persistence and time
Title
Four-dimensionalism
Title remainder
an ontology of persistence and time
Statement of responsibility
Theodore Sider
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sider, Theodore
Dewey number
115
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BD632
LC item number
.S52 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Space and time
  • Time
  • Fourth dimension
Label
Four-dimensionalism : an ontology of persistence and time, Theodore Sider
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [237]-250) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3.
  • The truth-maker objection.
  • 4.
  • Presentism and special relativity
  • 3.
  • Three- and Four-Dimensionalism Stated.
  • 1.
  • Why fuss over formulation?
  • 2.
  • Four-dimensional stated.
  • 1.
  • 3.
  • What is three-dimensionalism?
  • 4.
  • Perdurance, endurance, presentism, and eternalism
  • 4.
  • In Favor of Four-Dimensionalism, Part 1.
  • 1.
  • Russell's argument from parsimony.
  • 2.
  • The argument from logic.
  • The Four-Dimensional Picture
  • 3.
  • The A-theory of time is incoherent.
  • 4.
  • Four-dimensionalism and special relativity.
  • 5.
  • Space and time are analogous.
  • 6.
  • The problem of temporary intrinsics.
  • 7.
  • Arguments from exotica.
  • 2.
  • 8.
  • The argument from spacetime
  • Against Presentism.
  • 1.
  • Two issues in the philosophy of time: ontology and tense.
  • 2.
  • Cross-time spatial relations.
Control code
47081311
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxiv, 255 pages
Isbn
9780199244430
Lccn
2001036027
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Four-dimensionalism : an ontology of persistence and time, Theodore Sider
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [237]-250) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3.
  • The truth-maker objection.
  • 4.
  • Presentism and special relativity
  • 3.
  • Three- and Four-Dimensionalism Stated.
  • 1.
  • Why fuss over formulation?
  • 2.
  • Four-dimensional stated.
  • 1.
  • 3.
  • What is three-dimensionalism?
  • 4.
  • Perdurance, endurance, presentism, and eternalism
  • 4.
  • In Favor of Four-Dimensionalism, Part 1.
  • 1.
  • Russell's argument from parsimony.
  • 2.
  • The argument from logic.
  • The Four-Dimensional Picture
  • 3.
  • The A-theory of time is incoherent.
  • 4.
  • Four-dimensionalism and special relativity.
  • 5.
  • Space and time are analogous.
  • 6.
  • The problem of temporary intrinsics.
  • 7.
  • Arguments from exotica.
  • 2.
  • 8.
  • The argument from spacetime
  • Against Presentism.
  • 1.
  • Two issues in the philosophy of time: ontology and tense.
  • 2.
  • Cross-time spatial relations.
Control code
47081311
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxiv, 255 pages
Isbn
9780199244430
Lccn
2001036027
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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