The relativity of simultaneity and presentism

According to conventional wisdom, presentism is at odds with the theory of relativity. This is supposed to be shown quite simply just by considering the relativity of simultaneity. In this paper I will show that conventional wisdom is wrong. In fact by clarifying the physical meaning of the relativity of simultaneity one can inform the philosophical debate and endorse a presentist view.
Keywords presentism  eternalism  philosophy of time  theory of relativity  relativity of simultaneity
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