Single Idea 13994

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / D. Time / 1. Nature of Time / h. Presentism]

Full Idea

It is very natural to talk about times, ...but Presentism seems to entail that we never say anything about any such times.

Gist of Idea

Presentism seems to entail that we cannot talk about other times


Ned Markosian (A Defense of Presentism [2004], 2.4)

Book Reference

'Persistence: contemporary readings', ed/tr. Haslanger,S/|Kurtz,RM [MIT 2006], p.309

A Reaction

I'm beginning to think that Markosian is in the grips of a false notion of proposition, as something that exists independently of thinkers, and is entailed by the facts and objects of reality. This is not what language does.