Presentism, Truthmakers, and God

Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 90 (1):41-62 (2009)
The truthmaker objection to presentism (the view that only what exists now exists simpliciter) is that it lacks sufficient metaphysical resources to ground truths about the past. In this paper I identify five constraints that an adequate presentist response must satisfy. In light of these constraints, I examine and reject responses by Bigelow, Keller, Crisp, and Bourne. Consideration of how these responses fail, however, points toward a proposal that works; one that posits God’s memories as truthmakers for truths about the past. I conclude that presentists have, in the truthmaker objection, considerable incentive to endorse theism.
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DOI 10.1111/j.1468-0114.2009.01328.x
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Jamin Asay & Sam Baron (2014). The Hard Road to Presentism. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 95 (3):314-335.
A. R. J. Fisher (2015). Truthmaking and Fundamentality. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 96 (3):n/a-n/a.

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