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On the Possibility of Four-Dimensional Objects


Eli Cohn

Lewis & Clark College, US
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In this paper I will be examining the possibility of four-dimensional objects on Mark Heller’s view.1 I will begin by explaining Heller’s “unpleasant alternatives” argument to three-dimensional objects and why he believes these unpleasant alternatives should lead us to accept a view of four-dimensional objects. I will then examine a challenge to Heller’s view based on an earlier argument by Peter van Inwagen.2 I will show two ways to interpret van Inwagen and will argue that, based on the strong interpretation of van Inwagen, we should reject Heller’s idea that material objects are four-dimensional.

How to Cite: Cohn, E., 2010. On the Possibility of Four-Dimensional Objects. International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, 2(2), pp.5 (29–35).
Published on 26 Jul 2010.
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