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Four Dimensionalism, Philosophy: The so-called four-dimensionalism is represented by a coordinate system with three space axes and one time axis. The coordinate system represents events by a point, indicating position in space and point in time. Perpetual objects are represented by extended lines. The path of these lines correspond to the object’s changes in space. The thickness of these lines corresponds to the size of the object. By way of cross sections of these world lines (objects and their passage of time), the so-called time slices, the momentary state of the objects can be found. The time slice of a person is not flat, but identical with the person in a moment. See also coordinate system, image, representation, space-time, time, space, change, motion, reference systems.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.
Author Item    More concepts for author
Field, Hartry Four-Dimensionalism   Field, Hartry
Lewis, David K. Four-Dimensionalism   Lewis, David K.
McTaggart, J.E.M. Four-Dimensionalism   McTaggart, J.E.M.
Meixner, Uwe Four-Dimensionalism   Meixner, Uwe
Quine, W.V.O. Four-Dimensionalism   Quine, Willard Van Orman
Simons, Peter M. Four-Dimensionalism   Simons, Peter M.

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