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

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

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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