Presentism and the problem of cross-time relations
Presentism : essential Readings
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.
ISBN of the source publication: 9780739145005 This article is also published as De Clercq, R. (2006). Presentism and the problem of cross-time relations. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 72(2), 386-402. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/40040930
De Clercq, R. (2010). Presentism and the problem of cross-time relations. In E. Magalhães & L. N. Oaklander (Eds.), Presentism: Essential Readings (pp.207-225). Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books.