Three-Dimensionalism Rescued: A Brief Reply to Michael Della Rocca
Baker (Lynne Rudder)
Source: Journal of Philosophy, 110(3):166–170, 2013
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Author’s Abstract

  1. In an important and subtle article1, Michael Della Rocca offers a new characterization of 3D’ism and 4D’ism in order to break the impasse between them. On the new characterization, 3D’ism is distinguished by a commitment to primitive persistence; 4D’ism is not.
  2. Focusing only on part of his long and complex discussion, I want to isolate Della Rocca’s argument that 3D’ism is incoherent, with two aims in view:
    1. First, to show that his argument against 3D’ism is unsound; and
    2. second, to rescue 3D’ism as newly characterized from ‘Parfit2’s Plausible Principle’ (PPP).
  3. If I am successful, 3D’ism will remain as secure as ever.


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Footnote 1: See "Della Rocca (Michael) - Primitive Persistence and the Impasse between Three Dimensionalism and Four-Dimensionalism".

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