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Temporal existence and temporal location

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Temporal existence and temporal location

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Fabrice Correia & Sven Rosenkranz 

Abstract

We argue that sensitivity to the distinction between the tensed notion of being something and the tensed notion of being located at the present time serves as a good antidote to confusions in debates about time and existence, in particular in the debate about how to characterise presentism, and saves us the trouble of going through unnecessary epicycles. Both notions are frequently expressed using the tensed verb ‘to exist’, making it systematically ambiguous. It is a commendable strategy to avoid using that verb altogether in these contexts and to use quantification and a location predicate instead.

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Year 2020
Language English
Format PDF
DOI 10.1007/s11098-019-01295-z