Ideas of Craig Bourne, by Theme

[British, fl. 2006, At Cambridge, and then at the University of Hertfordshire.]

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2. Reason / B. Laws of Thought / 2. Sufficient Reason
Is Sufficient Reason self-refuting (no reason to accept it!), or is it a legitimate explanatory tool?
3. Truth / H. Deflationary Truth / 1. Redundant Truth
The redundancy theory conflates metalinguistic bivalence with object-language excluded middle
8. Modes of Existence / A. Relations / 1. Nature of Relations
All relations between spatio-temporal objects are either spatio-temporal, or causal
It is a necessary condition for the existence of relations that both of the relata exist
27. Natural Reality / B. Modern Physics / 1. Relativity / a. Special relativity
The idea of simultaneity in Special Relativity is full of verificationist assumptions
Relativity denies simultaneity, so it needs past, present and future (unlike Presentism)
27. Natural Reality / D. Time / 1. Nature of Time / a. Absolute time
Special Relativity allows an absolute past, future, elsewhere and simultaneity
27. Natural Reality / D. Time / 1. Nature of Time / f. Growing block
No-Futurists believe in past and present, but not future, and say the world grows as facts increase
27. Natural Reality / D. Time / 1. Nature of Time / g. Presentism
How can presentists talk of 'earlier than', and distinguish past from future?
Presentism seems to deny causation, because the cause and the effect can never coexist
Since presentists treat the presentness of events as basic, simultaneity should be define by that means
27. Natural Reality / D. Time / 2. Passage of Time / d. Time series
Time is tensed or tenseless; the latter says all times and objects are real, and there is no passage of time
B-series objects relate to each other; A-series objects relate to the present
27. Natural Reality / D. Time / 2. Passage of Time / e. Tensed (A) series
Time flows, past is fixed, future is open, future is feared but not past, we remember past, we plan future