<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Barker (Stephen) & Dowe (Phil) - Paradoxes of multi-location (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_20/PaperSummary_20306.htm">Paradoxes of multi-location</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/B/Author_Barker (Stephen).htm">Barker (Stephen)</a> & <A HREF = "../../Authors/D/Author_Dowe (Phil).htm">Dowe (Phil)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Analysis, Vol. 63, No. 2 (Apr., 2003), pp. 106-114</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=800><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_20/PaperSummary_20306.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_20/PaperCitings_20306.htm">Books / Papers Citing this Paper</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_20/PapersToNotes_20306.htm">Notes Citing this Paper</A></td><td><A HREF="#ColourConventions">Text Colour-Conventions</a></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><U>Authors Abstract</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"> <ol type="1"><li>Call theses of <em>multi-location</em> philosophical doctrines that hold that one and the same entity can be wholly present and located at distinct space-time regions. </li><li>Several substantial metaphysical theses are theses of multi-location. <ul type="disc"><li>One is <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_7/Notes_760.htm">endurantism</A><SUP>1</SUP>, the doctrine that in persisting, an object O is wholly temporally located at each time of its persistence. </li><li>The second thesis of multi-location is the immanence conception of <a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1008.htm">universals</A><SUP>2</SUP> according to which they do not transcend space-time. On this view, <a name="3"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1008.htm">universals</A><SUP>3</SUP> are spatio-temporally located where they are instantiated (either by space-time regions or by particulars located at space-time regions). </li></ul></li><li>In this paper we argue first, assuming 4-Dimensionalism, <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P20306_4">or</A></U><SUB>4</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P20306_4"></A> eternalism, about time, that multi-location doctrines, given reasonable assumptions about mereology and location, entail contradictions: that one and the same entity is both 3- and 4-dimensional - paradox 1 below. </li><li>We then show that, given even leaner assumptions about location, we get another version of the paradox - paradox 2. </li><li>Finally, we show that a tensed version of paradox 2 arises if we assume 3-Dimensionalism or presentism about time. .</li></ol> </FONT><BR><HR><BR><U><B>In-Page Footnotes</U></B><a name="On-Page_Link_P20306_4"></A><BR><BR><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P20306_4"><B>Footnote 4</B></A></U>: This seems to imply that 4-D and eternalism are the same thing, when (I think) they are orthogonal concepts. <BR><BR><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li><LI><FONT COLOR = "800080">Mauve</FONT>: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); &copy; the author(s)</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-02T09:17" pubdate>02/08/2018 09:17:14</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>