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Single Idea 14756

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

Full Idea

The Presentist acknowledges that no atemporal description of the case can be given; a vantage point must be chosen for any description.

Gist of Idea

For Presentists there must always be a temporal vantage point for any description


Theodore Sider (Four Dimensionalism [2001], 5.5)

Book Reference

Sider,Theodore: 'Four Dimensionalism' [OUP 2003], p.172

A Reaction

This is because Presentists are committed to tense, which have to be either explicit or implicit in any sentence. But what of famously 'timeless' truths such as '2 and 2 are 4'?