Ideas from 'Past, Present and Future of Debate about Tense' by Robin Le Poidevin [1998], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Questions of Time and Tense' (ed/tr Le Poidevin,Robin) [OUP 2002,0-19-925046-4]].

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7. Existence / B. Change in Existence / 1. Nature of Change
How could change consist of a conjunction of changeless facts?
14. Science / B. Scientific Theories / 2. Aim of Science
We want illuminating theories, rather than coherent theories
27. Natural Reality / A. Space-Time / 2. Time / a. Time
In the B-series, time-positions are unchanging; in the A-series they change (from future to present to past)
It is the view of the future that really decides between tensed and tenseless views of time
27. Natural Reality / A. Space-Time / 2. Time / b. Tensed (A) time
Tensed theorists typically try to reduce the tenseless to the tensed