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Past, Present, and Future: Alternative Accounts

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/10.1093/0198250746.003.0009
 Past, Present, and Future: Alternative Accounts

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Contrasts the view defended in the book with alternative accounts, and rejects the latter. It argues that, while ordinary tensed statements involve indexicals, this does not constitute a reason for accepting a static conception of the world. Further, it rejects views according to which there are irreducible tensed properties, and the claim that only the present is real.

Keywords: dynamic conception of the world; indexicals; present; static conception of the world; tensed properties

Chapter.  14909 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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