Against Vague Existence

@article{Sider2003AgainstVE,
  title={Against Vague Existence},
  author={T. Sider},
  journal={Philosophical Studies},
  year={2003},
  volume={114},
  pages={135-146}
}
  • T. Sider
  • Published 2003
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophical Studies
In my book Four-dimensionalism (chapter 4, section 9), I argued that fourdimensionalism – the doctrine of temporal parts – follows from several other premises, chief among which is the premise that existence is never vague. Kathrin Koslicki (preceding article) claims that the argument fails since its crucial premise is unsupported, and is dialectically inappropriate to assume in the context of arguing for four-dimensionalism. Since the relationship between four-dimensionalism and the non… Expand
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