Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 50 (2):201--19 (2009)

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Ulrich Meyer
Colgate University
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This paper explains how to obtain quantification over times in a tense logic in which all temporal distinctions are ultimately spelled out in terms of the two simple tense operators “it was the case that” and “it will be the case that.” The account of times defended here is similar to what is known as “linguistic ersatzism” about possible worlds, but there are noteworthy differences between these two cases. For example, while linguistic ersatzism would support actualism, the view of times defended here does not support presentism.
Keywords tense logic   times   modal logic   possible worlds
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DOI 10.1215/00294527-2009-007
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