In Fabrice Correia & Andrea Iacona (eds.), Around the Tree: Semantic and Metaphysical Issues Concerning Branching Time and the Open Future. Springer. pp. 127-141 (2013)

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Ned Markosian
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
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This paper is about The Truthmaker Problem for Presentism. I spell out a solution to the problem that involves appealing to indeterministic laws of nature and branching semantics for past- and future-tensed sentences. Then I discuss a potential glitch for this solution, and propose a way to get around that glitch. Finally, I consider some likely objections to the view offered here, as well as replies to those objections.
Keywords Presentism  Truthmakers  Truthmaker problem  Indeterminism  branching semantics for past- and future-tensed sentences  Open future  Open past
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