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Non-Proxy Reductions of Eternalist Discourse

Correia, Fabrice

In: Around the Tree : Semantic and Metaphysical Issues Concerning Branching and the Open Future, 2013, p. 143

Eternalists believe that there are past things and future things which are not present. In contrast, presentists hold that only present objects exist. In this chapter, I discuss presentist reductions of eternalist discourse which do not involve quantification over proxies—i.e. presentistically acceptable surrogates for merely past and merely future entities. Plus

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    Eternalists believe that there are past things and future things which are not present. In contrast, presentists hold that only present objects exist. In this chapter, I discuss presentist reductions of eternalist discourse which do not involve quantification over proxies—i.e. presentistically acceptable surrogates for merely past and merely future entities.