Analysis 60 (1):84 - 88 (2000)

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Theodore Sider
Rutgers University - New Brunswick
Abstract
According to four dimensionalism, the material world is divided into momentary stages. In a four-dimensional world, which objects are the ordinary things, the things we normally name and quantify over? Aggregates of stages, according to most four-dimensionalists, but according to stage theorists (or exdurantists), ordinary objects are instead to be identified with the stages themselves. (A temporal counterpart theoretic account of de re temporal predication is then given.) This paper argues that a stage theorist is best positioned to accept David Lewis's argument from temporary intrinsics for four-dimensionalism, since stage theorists are the only four-dimensionalists who attribute monadic temporary intrinsic properties to ordinary things.
Keywords Four-dimensionalism  Temporary intrinsics  Stage view  Exdurantism
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DOI 10.1093/analys/60.1.84
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