Theodore Sider

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Ted Sider
Alma materUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst
EraContemporary philosophy
RegionWestern philosophy
Main interests
Metaphysics, philosophy of language
Notable ideas

Theodore "Ted" Sider is an American philosopher specializing in metaphysics and philosophy of language. He is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University and the son of theologian Ronald Sider.

Education and career[edit]

Since earning his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1993, Sider has taught at the University of Rochester, Syracuse University, New York University, Cornell University, and Rutgers University from 2002-2007 and, again, since 2015. Sider has published three books and some four dozen papers.[1] He has also edited a textbook in metaphysics with John Hawthorne and Dean Zimmerman.[2]

Sider was the recipient of the 2003 APA Book Prize for his book, Four-Dimensionalism: An Ontology of Persistence and Time.[3] He gave the John Locke Lectures at Oxford University in 2016.[4]


  • Four-Dimensionalism: An Ontology of Persistence and Time (2001). Oxford University Press; Japanese (2007) Shunjusha.
  • Riddles of Existence: A Guided Tour of Metaphysics (co-author Earl Conee) (2005). Oxford University Press; Japanese (2009). Shunjusha; Portuguese (2010). Bizâncio.
  • Logic for Philosophy (2010). Oxford University Press.
  • Writing the Book of the World (2011). Oxford University Press.
  • The Tools of Metaphysics and the Metaphysics of Science (2020). Oxford University Press


  1. ^ Sider's CV
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Waters, Anne; Kim, David H.; Garcia, J. L. A.; May, Larry; Fisher, Saul; Cavalier, Robert; Nails, Debra; Nuccetelli, Susana; Outlaw, Lucius; Olson, Alan M.; Chekola, Mark; McCarthy, Thomas; Kipnis, Kenneth; Weinstein, Mark; French, Peter; McKenna, Erin; Granitto, James V.; Tuana, Nancy (2004). "Reports of APA Committees". Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association. 77 (5): 69–109. JSTOR 3219762.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-10-21. Retrieved 2008-10-21.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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