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Presentism and Distributional Properties<sup>*</sup>

Jonathan Tallant and David Ingram

in Oxford Studies in Metaphysics volume 7

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199659081
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191745201 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659081.003.0010

Series: Oxford Studies in Metaphysics

Presentism and Distributional Properties*

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Ross Cameron proposes to reconcile presentism and truth-maker theory by invoking temporal distributional properties, instantiated by present entities, as the truth-makers for truths about the past. This chapter argues that Cameron's proposal fails because objects can change which temporal distributional properties they instantiate and this entails that the truth-values of truths about the past can change in an objectionable way.

Keywords: presentism; truth-maker; distributional properties

Chapter.  3637 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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