How the past depends on the future

Ratio 24 (2):167-175 (2011)
Abstract
It is often said that, according to common sense, there is a fundamental asymmetry between the past and future; namely, that the past is closed and the future is open. Eternalism in the ontology of time is often seen as conflicting with common sense on this point. Here I argue against the claim that common sense is committed to this fundamental asymmetry between the past and the future, on the grounds that facts about the past often depend on facts about the future.1
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DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9329.2011.00491.x
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