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Present’s actualizing and future’s becoming possible

Friebe, Cord (2023) Present’s actualizing and future’s becoming possible. THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 38 (2). pp. 193-204. ISSN 2171-679X

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Abstract

The paper spells out the thesis that the crucial, substantial move of presentism should be to temporalize modality. The present is not simply actual, and the future not simply possible, but the present is becoming actual, and the present’s becoming actual is future’s becoming possible (and past’s becoming necessary). I will argue that by so temporalizing modality, as modes of becoming rather than of being, the presentists can make room for the future (and the past), can answer the triviality-objection raised against them, and can provide a specific account of presentist change.


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Friebe, CordCord.Friebe@uni-siegen.de0000-0001-7344-9536
Additional Information: ISSN: 0495-4548 (print)
Keywords: presentism, actuality, (real) possibility, futurity, change
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email theoria@ehu.es
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2023 19:57
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2023 19:57
Item ID: 22709
Journal or Publication Title: THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science
Publisher: Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / Universidad del País Vasco
Official URL: https://ojs.ehu.eus/index.php/THEORIA/article/view...
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.1387/theoria.23489
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Date: September 2023
Page Range: pp. 193-204
Volume: 38
Number: 2
ISSN: 2171-679X
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/22709

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