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In philosophy, four-dimensionalism (also known as the doctrine of temporal parts) is an ontological position that an object's persistence through time is like its extension through space. [1]

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Aristotelian Society

The Aristotelian Society for the Systematic Study of Philosophy, more generally known as the Aristotelian Society, was founded at a meeting on 19 April 1880, at 17 Bloomsbury Square.

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Ars Disputandi

Ars Disputandi (Latin: the art of debate) was an online peer-reviewed academic journal of the philosophy of religion that was established in 2001 and published by Utrecht University's Igitur Publishing.

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Australasian Journal of Philosophy

The Australasian Journal of Philosophy is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal of philosophy and "one of the oldest English-language philosophy journals in the world".

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Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press (CUP) is the publishing business of the University of Cambridge.

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Counterpart theory

In philosophy, specifically in the area of modal metaphysics, counterpart theory is an alternative to standard (Kripkean) possible-worlds semantics for interpreting quantified modal logic.

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D. Reidel


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In physics and mathematics, the dimension of a mathematical space (or object) is informally defined as the minimum number of coordinates needed to specify any point within it.

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Endurantism or endurance theory is a philosophical theory of persistence and identity.

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Eternalism (philosophy of time)

Eternalism is a philosophical approach to the ontological nature of time, which takes the view that all existence in time is equally real, as opposed to presentism or the growing block universe theory of time, in which at least the future is not the same as any other time.

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Growing block universe

According to the growing block universe theory of time (or the growing block view), the past and present exist and the future does not exist.

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Height is the measure of vertical distance, either how "tall" something or someone is, or how "high" the position is.

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Identity (philosophy)

In philosophy, identity, from ("sameness"), is the relation each thing bears only to itself.

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J. M. E. McTaggart

John McTaggart Ellis McTaggart, FBA, commonly John McTaggart or J. M. E. McTaggart (3 September 1866 – 18 January 1925), was an idealist metaphysician.

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In geometric measurements, length is the most extended dimension of an object.

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Metaphysics is a branch of philosophy that explores the nature of being, existence, and reality.

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Mind (journal)

Mind is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Mind Association.

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Ontology (introduced in 1606) is the philosophical study of the nature of being, becoming, existence, or reality, as well as the basic categories of being and their relations.

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Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest university press in the world, and the second oldest after Cambridge University Press.

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Perdurantism or perdurance theory is a philosophical theory of persistence and identity.

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Peter van Inwagen

Peter van Inwagen (born September 21, 1942) is an American analytic philosopher and the John Cardinal O'Hara Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame.

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Philosophical presentism

Philosophical presentism is the view that neither the future nor the past exist.

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Philosophical Studies

Philosophical Studies is a peer-reviewed academic journal for philosophy in the analytic tradition.

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Philosophy (from Greek φιλοσοφία, philosophia, literally "love of wisdom") is the study of general and fundamental problems concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language.

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Philosophy and Phenomenological Research

Philosophy and Phenomenological Research (PPR) is a bimonthly philosophy journal founded in 1940.

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Philosophy of space and time

Philosophy of space and time is the branch of philosophy concerned with the issues surrounding the ontology, epistemology, and character of space and time.

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Rietdijk–Putnam argument

In philosophy, the Rietdijk–Putnam argument, named after C. W. Rietdijk and Hilary Putnam, uses 20th-century findings in physics—specifically in special relativity—to support the philosophical position known as four-dimensionalism.

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Ship of Theseus

In the metaphysics of Identity, the ship of Theseus (or Theseus's paradox) is a thought experiment that raises the question of whether a ship—standing for an object in general—that has had all of its components replaced remains fundamentally the same object.

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Temporal parts

In contemporary metaphysics, temporal parts are the parts of an object that exist in time.

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The Unreality of Time

"The Unreality of Time" is the best-known philosophical work of the Cambridge idealist J. M. E. McTaggart (1866–1925).

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University of California Press

University of California Press, otherwise known as UC Press, is a publishing house associated with the University of California that engages in academic publishing.

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World line

The world line (or worldline) of an object is the path that object traces in -dimensional spacetime.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four-dimensionalism

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