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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
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|ISBN:||019924443X 9780199244430 9780199263523 0199263523 0191529583 9780191529580|
|Awards:||Winner of American Philosophical Association Book Award 2003.|
|Description:||xxiv, 255 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm|
|Contents:||1. The Four-Dimensional Picture --
2. Against Presentism. 1. Two issues in the philosophy of time: ontology and tense. 2. Cross-time spatial relations. 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. 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. 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. 8. The argument from spacetime.
For many years to come, this is sure to be the locus classicus with respect to which all those engaged with the literature on persistence must position themselves. Kathrin Koslicki, Philosophical