Four-Dimensionalism
Rea (Michael)
Source: M. J. Loux and D.W. Zimmerman, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Metaphysics (OUP, 2003)
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  1. Four-dimensionalism is a view about the ontological status of nonpresent objects.
  2. Presentists say that only present objects exist.
  3. Four-dimensionalists reject presentism, maintaining that, in addition to present objects, there are also merely past or merely future objects (or both).
  4. This essay provides a critical overview of the most important arguments in support of four dimensionalism.

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