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Single Idea 14727

[catalogued under 9. Objects / E. Objects over Time / 3. Three-Dimensionalism]

Full Idea

Three-dimensionalists say that things have no 'temporal parts', that they 'endure', and that they are wholly present at every moment of their careers.

Gist of Idea

Three-dimensionalists assert 'enduring', being wholly present at each moment, and deny 'temporal parts'


Theodore Sider (Four Dimensionalism [2001], 3)

Book Reference

Sider,Theodore: 'Four Dimensionalism' [OUP 2003], p.53

A Reaction

An obvious problem case for being wholly present would be the building and fitting of a large ship, where it might seem to be present before it was wholly present.

Related Idea

Idea 14726 Four-dimensionalists assert 'temporal parts', 'perduring', and being spread out over time [Sider]