Presentism and Eternalism

In Nina Emery (ed.), The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Time. Routledge (forthcoming)
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Presentism and Eternalism are competing views about the ontological and temporal structure of the world, introduced and demarcated by their answers to questions about what exists and whether what exists changes. The goal of this chapter is to give the reader a clear understanding of Presentism and Eternalism, and a sense of some considerations used to critically assess the views by briefly rehearsing some of the main philosophical problems facing them.



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