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A Critique of Compound Presentism
A Critique of Compound Presentism

Author(s): Tabitha Taylor
Subject(s): Philosophy, Philosophy of Science
Published by: Central European University
Keywords: compound presentism; time; truthmaker theory; extended present;

Summary/Abstract: In this paper I argue that Barry Dainton’s proposed Compound Presentist view in (Dainton, 2010) is unsuccessful in solving two of the problems that Presentism incurs; firstly, the relation/relata problem and secondly, the clash with Truthmaker Theory. I begin by outlining Presentism, and describing its advantages and disadvantages. I then describe Dainton’s Compound Presentism in Section Two before critiquing it in Section Three. Finally, I conclude that Presentists must do more work to defend their view against the two problems I explore.

  • Issue Year: 4/2016
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 17-28
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: English