Philosophical Studies

, Volume 173, Issue 8, pp 2215–2231 | Cite as

Multiple location defended

Article

Abstract

The notion of multiple location plays an important role in the characterization of endurantism. Several authors have recently offered cases intended to demonstrate the incoherence of multiple location. I argue that these cases do not succeed in making multiple location problematic. Along the way, several crucial issues about multiple location and its use by endurantists are clarified.

Keywords

Persistence Endurance Multiple location Extension Time-travel Mereology Recombination principle Fundamental relations 

References

  1. Balashov, Y. (2010). Persistence and spacetime. Oxford: Oxford University Press.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Barker, S., & Dowe, P. (2003). Paradoxes of multi-location. Analysis, 63(2), 106–114.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Barker, S., & Dowe, P. (2005). Endurance is paradoxical. Analysis, 65(1), 69–75.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Beebee, H., & Rush, M. (2003). Non-paradoxical multi-location. Analysis, 63(4), 311–317.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Cotnoir, A. J. (2013). Strange parts: the metaphysics of non-classical mereologies. Philosophy Compass, 8(9), 834–845.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Donnelly, M. (2011). Endurantist and perdurantist accounts of persistence. Philosophical Studies, 154(1), 27–51.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Dorr, C. (2008). There are no abstract objects. In J. Hawthorne, T. Sider, & D. W. Zimmerman (Eds.), Contemporary debates in metaphysics. Oxford: Blackwell.Google Scholar
  8. Eagle, A. (2011). ‘Yuri Balashov, Persistence and Spacetime’, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 2011.09.24. http://ndpr.nd.edu/news/26150-persistence-and-spacetime-2/.
  9. Fine, K. (2003). The non-identity of a material thing and its matter. Mind, 112(446), 195–234.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. Gibson, I., & Pooley, O. (2006). Relativistic persistence. Philosophical Perspectives, 20, 157–198.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. Gilmore, C. (2007). Time-travel, coinciding objects, and persistence. In D. W. Zimmerman (Ed.), Oxford studies in metaphysics (Vol. 3). Oxford: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
  12. Gilmore, C. (2013). ‘Location and Mereology’. In E. N. Zalta (Ed.), Stanford encyclopedia of philosophy. http://plato.stanford.edu/archives/sum2013/entries/location-mereology/.
  13. Hudson, H. (2005). The metaphysics of hyperspace. Oxford: Oxford University Press.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. Johnston, M. (1992). Constitution is not identity. Mind, 101(401), 89–106.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. Kleinschmidt, S. (2011). Multiple location and mereology. Philosophical Perspectives, 25(1), 253–276.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. Lewis, D. (1976). The paradoxes of time travel. American Philosophical Quarterly, 13(2), 145–152.Google Scholar
  17. Markosian, N. (2004). Two arguments from sider’s four-dimensionalism. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 68(3), 665–673.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  18. McDaniel, K. (2003). No paradox of multi-location. Analysis, 63(3), 309–311.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  19. McDaniel, K. (2007). Extended simples. Philosophical Studies, 133, 131–141.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  20. Parsons, J. (2000). Must a four-dimensionalist believe in temporal parts? The Monist, 83(3), 399–418.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  21. Parsons, J. (2007). Theories of location. In D. W. Zimmerman (Ed.), Oxford studies in metaphysics (Vol. 3). Oxford: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
  22. Parsons, J. (2008). Hudson on location. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 76, 427–435.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  23. Saucedo, R. (2011). Parthood and location. In D. W. Zimmerman & K. Bennett (Eds.), Oxford studies in metaphysics (Vol. 6). Oxford: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
  24. Sider, T. (2001). Four-dimensionalism: an ontology of persistence and time. Oxford: Oxford University Press.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  25. Sider, T. (2007). Parthood. Philosophical Review, 116(1), 51–91.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  26. Simons, P. M. (1987). Parts. Oxford: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
  27. Skow, B. (2007). Are shapes intrinsic? Philosophical Studies, 133, 111–130.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  28. Thompson, J. J. (1983). Parthood and identity across time. Journal of Philosophy, 80, 201–220.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  29. Uzquiano, G. (2011). Mereological harmony. In D. W. Zimmerman & K. Bennett (Eds.), Oxford studies in metaphysics (Vol. 6). Oxford: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
  30. van Inwagen, P. (1981). The doctrine of arbitrary undetached parts. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 62, 123–137.Google Scholar
  31. van Inwagen, P. (1990). Four-dimensional objects. Nous, 24, 245–255.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  32. Zimmerman, D. W. (2002). Scala and the spinning spheres. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 64, 398–405.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of AdelaideAdelaideAustralia

Personalised recommendations