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Against Presentism

Theodore Sider

in Four-Dimensionalism: An Ontology of Persistence and Time

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244430
eISBN:
9780191598425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924443X.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The ‘B‐theory’ of time says that all temporal facts ‘reduce’ to tenseless facts about a manifold of equally real past, present, and future objects; the ‘A‐theory’ denies this reduction. Presentism is ... More


Modeling a Perspective on the World

Robert Stalnaker

in About Oneself: De Se Thought and Communication

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198713265
eISBN:
9780191781711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713265.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

A defense of a thesis about self-locating attitudes that Clas Weber has labeled “Propositionalism”: to be ignorant of where in the world one is, what time it is, or who one is is always to be ... More


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