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The Four‐Dimensional Picture

Theodore Sider

in Four-Dimensionalism: An Ontology of Persistence and Time

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244430
eISBN:
9780191598425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924443X.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Four‐dimensionalism may be made vivid by pictures: an object with temporal parts persisting through time is like a road with spatial parts extending across space. The attraction of this picture ... More


Temporary Parts and Intermittent Existence

PETER SIMONS

in Parts: A Study in Ontology

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241460
eISBN:
9780191696930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241460.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

There are a number of mereological issues which are relevant to the ontology of continuants. First, there is simply the question as to what happens when we attempt to extend the notions developed in ... More


The Immortality of Theseus and His Myth

Margaret M. Toscano

in Epic Heroes on Screen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474424516
eISBN:
9781474449533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424516.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the reinvention of the mythological figure Theseus. It analyzes two films from different genres: one is the popular action film, Immortals, and the other is a philosophical art ... More


Artifacts: The Basic Metaphysics

Simon J. Evnine

in Making Objects and Events: A Hylomorphic Theory of Artifacts, Actions, and Organisms

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198779674
eISBN:
9780191825989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198779674.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The chapter develops an account of artifacts as sui generis, mind-dependent entities. The essences of artifacts are tied to the processes by which they are made out of their initial matter (processes ... More


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