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Single Idea 14731

[catalogued under 9. Objects / E. Objects over Time / 5. Temporal Parts]

Full Idea

Unless otherwise noted, I will think of temporal parts as being instantaneous.

Gist of Idea

Temporal parts are instantaneous


Theodore Sider (Four Dimensionalism [2001], 3.2)

Book Reference

Sider,Theodore: 'Four Dimensionalism' [OUP 2003], p.60

A Reaction

This comes up against all the Augustinian worries about the intrinsic nature of time. How many temporal parts does a typical object possess? Is a third temporal part always to be found between any two of them? How do they 'connect'?