Comments on Transient Truths: An Essay in the Metaphysics of Propositions

John Hawthorne
Australian Catholic University
This paper distinguishes two importantly different kinds of temporalism. According to one version, the truth value of propositions is parameterized to times. According to a second version, propositions have a truth value simpliciter, but some propositions that are true will be or were false. I point out that the second version is neglected in Berit Brogaard's Transient Truths, and explore whether there are good arguments against it implicit in that work. I also critically engage with various arguments presented by Brogaard against semantic eternalism.
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DOI 10.1080/0020174x.2015.1077014
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