Species in three and four dimensions

@article{Reydon2007SpeciesIT,
  title={Species in three and four dimensions},
  author={Thomas A. C. Reydon},
  journal={Synthese},
  year={2007},
  volume={164},
  pages={161-184}
}
There is an interesting parallel between two debates in different domains of contemporary analytic philosophy. One is the endurantism–perdurantism, or three-dimensionalism vs. four-dimensionalism, debate in analytic metaphysics. The other is the debate on the species problem in philosophy of biology. In this paper I attempt to cross-fertilize these debates with the aim of exploiting some of the potential that the two debates have to advance each other. I address two issues. First, I explore… 

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