There's No Time like the Present (In Minkowski Spacetime)

@article{Savitt2000TheresNT,
  title={There's No Time like the Present (In Minkowski Spacetime)},
  author={S. Savitt},
  journal={Philosophy of Science},
  year={2000},
  volume={67},
  pages={S563 - S574}
}
  • S. Savitt
  • Published 2000
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Mark Hinchliff concludes a recent paper, "The Puzzle of Change," with a section entitled "Is the Presentist Refuted by the Special Theory of Relativity?" His answer is "no." I respond by arguing that presentists face great difficulties in merely stating their position in Minkowski spacetime. I round up some likely candidates for the job and exhibit their deficiencies. 
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