The A-theory of time and induction

Philosophical Studies 152 (3):335 - 345 (2011)
The A-theory of time says that it is an objective, non-perspectival fact about the world that some events are present, while others were present or will be present. I shall argue that the A-theory has some implausible consequences for inductive reasoning. In particular, the presentist version of the A-theory, which holds that the difference between the present and the non-present consists in the present events being the only ones that exist, is very much in trouble
Keywords Time  A-theory  Presentism  Induction
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DOI 10.2307/41487599
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