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Real Fourdimensionalism: An Essay in the Ontology of Persistence and Mind

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2018.03.23 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Ludwig Jaskolla, Real Fourdimensionalism: An Essay in the Ontology of Persistence and Mind, Springer, 2017, 257 pp., $99.99, ISBN 9783319659268. Reviewed by Jonathan Simon, New York University Three-dimensionalists and four-dimensionalists disagree over whether diachronic identity -- persistence through time -- is genuine numerical identity, or instead is a relation linking numerically distinct things existing at different times. Four-dimensionalists avoid some challenges facing three-dimensionalists. However, they owe us an analysis of the relation linking numerically distinct things existing at different times. In his intriguing new book, Ludwig Jaskolla argues that the analysis of this relation is a genuine challenge for four-dimensionalists, and that panpsychism offers an answer to it. Panpsychism is enjoying a modest renaissance at the moment. At the center of this renaissance is the argument from. . .

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