Presentism, Truthmakers and Distributional Properties

Synthese 191 (14):3427-46 (2014)

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Phil Corkum
University of Alberta
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Presentists face a challenge from truthmaker theory: if you hold both that the only existing objects are presently existing and that truth supervenes on being, then you will be hard pressed to identify some existent on which a given true but traceless claim about the past supervenes. One reconciliation strategy, advocated by Cameron (2011), is to appeal to distributional properties so to serve as presently existing truthmakers for past truths. I argue that a presentist ought to deny that distributional properties can serve as truthmakers.
Keywords presentism  time  properties
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DOI 10.1007/s11229-014-0456-8
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