Title

Presentism and the problem of cross-time relations

Document Type

Book chapter

Source Publication

Presentism : essential Readings

Publication Date

10-28-2010

First Page

207

Last Page

225

Publisher

Lexington Books

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.

Additional Information

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

Recommended Citation

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.

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