Single Idea 22997

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / D. Time / 3. Parts of Time / e. Present moment]

Full Idea

Rather than treating presentness as an acquired property . presentism equates the metaphysical specialness of the present with existence.

Gist of Idea

The present moment is a matter of existence, not of acquiring a property

Source

Baron,S/Miller,K (Intro to the Philosophy of Time [2019], 2.2)

Book Reference

Baron,S/Miller,K: 'Introduction to the Philosophy of Time' [Polity 2019], p.40


A Reaction

It seems like common sense to say that the recent scratching of my chin came into existence and then went out of existence (rather than that it acquired and then lost a property).

Related Idea

Idea 22996 The A-series has to treat being past, present or future as properties [Baron/Miller]