Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 99 (3):442-463 (2018)

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David Ingram
University of York
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Presentists, who believe that only present objects exist, should accept a thisness ontology, since it can do considerable work in defence of presentism. In this paper, I propose a version of presentism that involves thisnesses of past and present entities and I argue this view solves important problems facing standard versions of presentism.
Keywords presentism  thisness  propositions  truth-making
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DOI 10.1111/papq.12181
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