On What Will Be: Reply to Westphal

Erkenntnis 67 (1):137-142 (2007)
Jonathan Westphal's recent paper attempts to reconcile the view that propositions about the future can be true or false now with the idea that the future cannot now be real. I attempt to show that Westphal's proposal is either unoriginal or unsatisfying. It is unoriginal if it is just the well-known eternalist solution. It is unsatisfying if it is instead making use of a peculiar, tensed truthmaking principle.
Keywords Westphal  Time  Temporal ontology  Eternalism  Truthmaking  future contingents
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DOI 10.1007/s10670-007-9050-5
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