Single Idea 22998

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

Full Idea

A chief challenge facing presentism is how to give an account of cross-temporal relations, which link things that exist with things that do not.

Gist of Idea

How do presentists explain relations between things existing at different times?


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

The problem of whether to keep a dubious death-bed promise is a bit of a puzzle for all of us, whatever our metaphysical view of time. None of us deny the reality of our great-great-grandparents.