Title

Presentism and the problem of cross-time relations

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Philosophy and Phenomenological Research

Publication Date

3-1-2006

Volume

72

Issue

2

First Page

386

Last Page

402

Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.

Abstract

Presentism is the view that only present entities exist. Recently, several authors have asked the question whether presentism is able to account for cross-time relations, ie, roughly, relations between entities existing at different times. In this paper I claim that this question is to be answered in the affirmative. To make this claim plausible, I consider four types of cross-time relation and show how each can be accommodated without difficulty within the metaphysical framework of presentism.

DOI

10.1111/j.1933-1592.2006.tb00566.x

Print ISSN

00318205

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2006 International Phenomenological Society

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Language

English

Recommended Citation

De Clercq, R. (2006). Presentism and the problem of cross-time relations. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 72(2), 386-402. doi: 10.1111/j.1933-1592.2006.tb00566.x

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