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  1. Craig Bourne, A Span-Er in the Works for Presentism?
    Arthur Prior states that ‘It will be/was/is that p’ is true iff ‘p’ will be/was/is true, and that is all that needs to be said about the matter. This appears to avoid any need to invoke the existence of non-present entities and accounts for tensed truths with very little ontological cost. However, as David Lewis notes, this version of presentism gives the wrong results when applied to numerically quantified tensed propositions. I show how presentism can accommodate numerical quantification by introducing (...)
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  2. Craig Bourne, 1110 Book Reviews. [REVIEW]
    comprehensive moral doctrines, a second (and, if you will, higher) level for justifying the principles for shared political institutions. Finally, it ignores Rawls’s idea of ‘wide public reason’, developed in the second preface to PL (1996), which authorizes citizens to draw on preferred comprehensive doctrines and personal moral convictions in arguments about the constitution and about political policies in cases where there is not a firm agreement in such matters.
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  3. Craig Bourne (forthcoming). Numerical Quantification and Temporal Intervals. Logique Et Analyse.
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  4. Craig Bourne & Emily Caddick Bourne, Fictional Branching Time?
    Some fictions seem to involve branching time, where one time series ‘splits’ into two or two time series ‘fuse’ into one. We provide a new framework for thinking about these fictional representations: not as representations of branching time series but rather as branching representations of linear time series. We explain how branching at the level of the representation creates a false impression that the story describes a branching of the time series in the fictional world itself. This involves explaining away (...)
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  5. Craig Bourne (2011). Fatalism and the Future. In Craig Callender (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Time. Oxford University Press. 41.
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  6. St Augustine, John Bigelow, Craig Bourne, William Lane Craig, Thomas Crisp, Matthew Davidson, Rafael De Clercq, M. Oreste Fiocco, Mark Hinchliff, Simon Keller, Ernâni Magalhães, J. M. E. McTaggart, Trenton Merricks, Ulrich Meyer, L. Nathan Oaklander, Arthur Prior, Hilary Putnam & Dean Zimmerman (2010). Presentism: Essential Readings. Lexington Books.
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  7. Craig Bourne (2010). The Images of Time – Robin le Poidevin. Philosophical Quarterly 60 (238):201-204.
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  8. Craig Bourne (2007). Nuovi Libri. Rivista di Filosofia 98 (2).
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  9. Craig Bourne (2007). Numerical Quantification and Temporal Intervals: A Span-Er in the Works for Presentism? Logique Et Analyse 199:303-316.
     
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  10. Craig Bourne (2007). Philosophical Ridings: Motorcycles and the Meaning of Life. Oneworld.
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  11. Craig Bourne (2006). A Future for Presentism. Oxford University Press.
    How can we talk meaningfully about the past if it does not exist to be talked about? What gives time its direction? Is time travel possible? This defence of presentism - the view that only the present exists - makes an original contribution to a fast growing and exciting debate.
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  12. Craig Bourne (2006). A Limited Look at Lewis. Metascience 15 (2):283-285.
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  13. Craig Bourne (2006). A Theory of Presentism. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 36 (1):1-23.
    Most of us would want to say that it is true that Socrates taught Plato. According to realists about past facts,1 this is made true by the fact that there is, located in the past, i.e., earlier than now, at least one real event that is the teaching of Plato by Socrates. Presentists, however, in denying that past events and facts exist2 cannot appeal to such facts to make their past-tensed statements true. So what is a presentist to do?
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  14. Craig Bourne (2004). Becoming Inflated. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 55 (1):107-119.
    Some have thought that the process of the expansion of the universe can be used to define an absolute ‘cosmic time’ which then serves as the absolute time required by tensed theories of time. Indeed, this is the very reason why many tense theorists are happy to concede that special relativity is incompatible with the tense thesis, because they think that general relativity, which trumps special relativity, and on which modern cosmology rests, supplies the means of defining temporal becoming using (...)
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  15. Craig Bourne (2004). Future Contingents, Non-Contradiction, and the Law of Excluded Middle Muddle. Analysis 64 (2):122–128.