Ideas from 'Presentism' by Thomas M. Crisp [2003], by Theme Structure

[found in 'The Oxford Handbook of Metaphysics' (ed/tr Loux,M /Zimmerman,D) [OUP 2005,0-19-928422-9]].

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3. Truth / B. Truthmakers / 5. What Makes Truths / d. Being makes truths
The weaker version of Truthmaker: 'truth supervenes on being'
3. Truth / B. Truthmakers / 9. Making Past Truths
The Truthmaker thesis spells trouble for presentists
3. Truth / B. Truthmakers / 12. Rejecting Truthmakers
Truthmaker has problems with generalisation, non-existence claims, and property instantiations
9. Objects / E. Objects over Time / 4. Four-Dimensionalism
Worm Perdurantism has a fusion of all the parts; Stage Perdurantism has one part at a time
26. Natural Theory / B. Concepts of Nature / 4. Time / a. Time
The only three theories are Presentism, Dynamic (A-series) Eternalism and Static (B-series) Eternalism
26. Natural Theory / B. Concepts of Nature / 4. Time / f. Presentism
Presentists can talk of 'times', with no more commitment than modalists have to possible worlds
26. Natural Theory / B. Concepts of Nature / 4. Time / g. Eternalism
'Eternalism' is the thesis that reality includes past, present and future entities