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Actuality and Actuality as of a Time

Michael Tooley

in Time, Tense, and Causation

Published in print September 2000 | ISBN: 9780198250746
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598623 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198250746.003.0003
 Actuality and Actuality as of a Time

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Characterizes certain notions that are needed for stating the central claim of the book.Facts are to be identified with states of affairs, which are the truth‐makers for true propositions. The concept of a state of affair's existence or actuality should be taken as basic and unanalysable.

The dynamic view of time to be defended requires that not only the concept of actuality simpliciter but also the concept of actuality as of a given time is treated as basic.

Keywords: actuality; existence; facts; propositions; states of affairs; truth‐makers

Chapter.  3841 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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