There's no time like the present

Analysis 66 (290):130–135 (2006)
Abstract
No-futurists ('growing block theorists') hold that that the past and the present are real, but that the future is not. The present moment is therefore privileged: it is the last moment of time. Craig Bourne (2002) and David Braddon-Mitchell (2004) have argued that this position is unmotivated, since the privilege of presentness comes apart from the indexicality of 'this moment'. I respond that no-futurists should treat 'x is real-as-of y' as a nonsymmetric relation. Then different moments are real-as-of different times. This reunites privilege with indexicality, but entails that no-futurists must believe in ineliminably tensed facts.
Keywords No-futurism  Growing block  Hybrid views of time
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C. Bourne (2002). When Am I? A Tense Time for Some Tense Theorists? Australasian Journal of Philosophy 80 (3):359 – 371.
E. Lowe (1998). Tense and Persistence. In Robin Le~Poidevin (ed.), Questions of Time and Tense. Oxford University Press. 43--59.

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