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A locus for ``now''

Placek, Tomasz (2010) A locus for ``now''. [Preprint]

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We investigate the concepts of past, present, and future that build upon a modal distinction between the settled past and the open future. The concepts are defined in terms of a pre-causal ordering and of qualitative differences between alternative histories. Finally, we look what an event's past, present, and future look like in the so-called Minkowskian Branching Structures, in which histories are isomorphic to Minkowski spacetime.

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Item Type: Preprint
Placek, Tomasz
Keywords: tenses, special theory of relativity, becoming, indeterminism
Subjects: General Issues > Determinism/Indeterminism
Depositing User: Tomasz Placek
Date Deposited: 28 May 2011 16:22
Last Modified: 28 May 2011 16:22
Item ID: 8634
Subjects: General Issues > Determinism/Indeterminism
Date: May 2010

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