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Single Idea 14405

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / C. Space-Time / 2. Time / f. Presentism]

Full Idea

I am not sure what account presentists should give of an object's having existed.

Gist of Idea

How can a presentist explain an object's having existed?


Trenton Merricks (Truth and Ontology [2007], 6.I)

Book Reference

Merricks,Trenton: 'Truth and Ontology' [OUP 2007], p.122

A Reaction

Personally I am pretty puzzled by the eternalist and growing-block accounts of an object having existed, so we are all up a gum tree here. The best bet is to pull truth and existence apart, but heaven knows what that implies. See Idea 14399.

Related Idea

Idea 14399 Presentism says only the present exists, so there is nothing for tensed truths to supervene on [Lewis]