Ideas from 'The Privileged Present: A-Theory' by Dean W. Zimmerman [2008], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Contemporary Debates in Metaphysics' (ed/tr Sider/Hawthorne/Zimmerman) [Blackwell 2008,978-1-4051-1229-1]].

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26. Natural Theory / B. Concepts of Nature / 4. Time / b. Tensed (A) time
A-theorists, unlike B-theorists, believe some sort of objective distinction between past, present and future
26. Natural Theory / B. Concepts of Nature / 4. Time / h. Growing block of time
Neither 'moving spotlight' nor 'growing block' views explain why we care what is present or past