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27. Natural Reality / D. Time / 2. Passage of Time / c. Tenses and time

[meaning of verbs of past and future]

10 ideas
Time doesn't end with the Universe, because tensed statements about destruction remain true [Sext.Empiricus]
Tense is essential for thought and action [Perry, by Le Poidevin]
Actual tensed sentences cannot be tenseless, because they can cite their own context [Perry, by Le Poidevin]
At the very least, minds themselves seem to be tensed [Le Poidevin]
Fiction seems to lack a tensed perspective, and offers an example of tenseless language [Le Poidevin]
A-theorists tend to reject the tensed/tenseless distinction [Fine,K]
It is said that in the A-theory, all existents and objects must be tensed, as well as the sentences [Fine,K]
It is the view of the future that really decides between tensed and tenseless views of time [Le Poidevin]
Talk using tenses can be eliminated, by reducing it to indexical connections for an utterance [Sider]
The past, present and future walked into a bar.... [Sommers,W]