The Virtues of Thisness Presentism

@article{Ingram2016TheVO,
  title={The Virtues of Thisness Presentism},
  author={David Ingram},
  journal={Philosophical Studies},
  year={2016},
  volume={173},
  pages={2867-2888}
}
Presentists believe that only present things exist. But opponents insist this view has unacceptable implications: if only present things exist, we can’t express singular propositions about the past, since the obvious propositional constituents don’t exist, nor can we account for temporal passage, or the openness of the future. According to such opponents, and in spite of the apparent ‘common sense’ status of the view, presentism should be rejected on the basis of these unacceptable implications… Expand
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