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Profile: Vasilis Tsompanidis (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico)
  1. Vasilis Tsompanidis (forthcoming). Mental Files and Times. Topoi:1-8.
    This paper argues that applying a mental files framework for singular thought to thoughts about specific times could produce an account of tensed thought with significant advantages over competing theories. After describing the framework (1), I argue for the conceivability of treating particular times as res of singular thoughts (2), and the possibility that humans open ‘object files’ for them during perception (3). Then I discuss the possible make-up and function of a NOW indexical mental file (4). The last section (...)
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  2. Vasilis Tsompanidis (2013). On Two Arguments for Temporally Neutral Propositions. Disputatio 5 (37).
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  3. Vasilis Tsompanidis (2010). Smart and Tensed Beliefs. Philosophia 38 (2):313-325.
    The aim of this paper is to defend a prototype B-theory answer to McTaggart’s Puzzle about Time. Smart hopes to solve the issue by pointing to the “anthropocentricity” of temporal A-notions. There is one important problem: explaining Prior cases (for instance being relieved that a painful experience is over ) in B-theoretic terms. First, it is argued that the problem is how to explain the nature of the subject’s tensed belief in Prior cases; the essential indexicality of the concept ‘ (...)
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