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

@article{Savitt2000TheresNT,
title={There's No Time like the Present (In Minkowski Spacetime)},
author={Steven F. Savitt},
journal={Philosophy of Science},
year={2000},
volume={67},
pages={S563 - S574}
}
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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