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.
"On the Possibility of Four-Dimensional Objects,"
International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities: Vol. 2:
2, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/ijurca/vol2/iss2/5