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Modes of Extension: Comments on Kit Fine's ‘In Defence of Three-Dimensionalism’

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  25 June 2008


The debate between 3- and 4-dimensionalists is one of the most lively and pervasive in current metaphysics. At stake is a glittering prize: the correct metaphysical analysis of material things and other objects commonly thought to persist in time by enduring. Since we count ourselves among such objects the outcome of the debate is of more than merely academic interest to us. Obviously the ramifications of the debate, even of the points raised by Kit Fine, go far beyond what I can discuss here, so I shall simply select some salient issues and comment on them from my own somewhat heterodox point of view.

Copyright © The Royal Institute of Philosophy and the contributors 2008

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