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  1. A Future for Presentism.Craig Bourne - 2006 - Oxford University Press.
    How can we talk meaningfully about the past if it does not exist to be talked about? What gives time its direction? Is time travel possible? This defence of presentism - the view that only the present exists - makes an original contribution to a fast growing and exciting debate.
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  2. A Future for Presentism.Craig Bourne - 2007 - Oxford University Press UK.
    How can we talk meaningfully about the past if it does not exist to be talked about? What gives time its direction? Is time travel possible? This defence of presentism - the view that only the present exists - makes an original contribution to a fast growing and exciting debate.
     
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  3. A Theory of Presentism.Craig Bourne - 2006 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 36 (1):1-23.
    Most of us would want to say that it is true that Socrates taught Plato. According to realists about past facts,1 this is made true by the fact that there is, located in the past, i.e., earlier than now, at least one real event that is the teaching of Plato by Socrates. Presentists, however, in denying that past events and facts exist2 cannot appeal to such facts to make their past-tensed statements true. So what is a presentist to do?
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  4. Becoming Inflated.Craig Bourne - 2004 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 55 (1):107-119.
    Some have thought that the process of the expansion of the universe can be used to define an absolute ‘cosmic time’ which then serves as the absolute time required by tensed theories of time. Indeed, this is the very reason why many tense theorists are happy to concede that special relativity is incompatible with the tense thesis, because they think that general relativity, which trumps special relativity, and on which modern cosmology rests, supplies the means of defining temporal becoming using (...)
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  5. 1110 Book Reviews. [REVIEW]Craig Bourne - manuscript
    comprehensive moral doctrines, a second (and, if you will, higher) level for justifying the principles for shared political institutions. Finally, it ignores Rawls’s idea of ‘wide public reason’, developed in the second preface to PL (1996), which authorizes citizens to draw on preferred comprehensive doctrines and personal moral convictions in arguments about the constitution and about political policies in cases where there is not a firm agreement in such matters.
     
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  6. A Span-Er in the Works for Presentism?Craig Bourne - manuscript
    Arthur Prior states that ‘It will be/was/is that p’ is true iff ‘p’ will be/was/is true, and that is all that needs to be said about the matter. This appears to avoid any need to invoke the existence of non-present entities and accounts for tensed truths with very little ontological cost. However, as David Lewis notes, this version of presentism gives the wrong results when applied to numerically quantified tensed propositions. I show how presentism can accommodate numerical quantification by introducing (...)
     
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  7. Time, Tense, and Reference.Craig Bourne - 2005 - Mind 114 (455):747-750.
  8. Future Contingents, Non-Contradiction, and the Law of Excluded Middle Muddle.Craig Bourne - 2004 - Analysis 64 (2):122–128.
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    Future Contingents, Non-Contradiction, and the Law of Excluded Middle Muddle.Craig Bourne - 2004 - Analysis 64 (2):122-128.
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    A Theory of Presentism.Craig Bourne - 2006 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 36 (1):1-23.
    There are at least three conditions that would ideally be met in a satisfactory solution to this problem.
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    Players, Characters, and the Gamer's Dilemma.Craig Bourne & Emily Caddick Bourne - 2019 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 77 (2):133-143.
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  12. Time in Fiction.Craig Bourne & Emily Caddick Bourne - 2016 - Oxford University Press UK.
    What can we learn about the world from engaging with fictional time-series--stories involving time travellers, recurring and rewinding time, and foreknowledge of the future? Do they show us radical alternative possibilities concerning the nature of time, or do they show that even the impossible can be represented in fiction? Neither, so this book argues. Defending the view that a fiction represents a single possible world, the authors show how apparent representations of radically different time-series can be explained in terms of (...)
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    Fatalism and the Future.Craig Bourne - 2011 - In Craig Callender (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Time. Oxford University Press. pp. 41-67.
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    The Basis of Correctness in the Religious Studies Classroom.Craig Bourne, Emily Caddick Bourne & Clare Jarmy - 2016 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 50 (4):669-688.
    What is it that makes a student's answer correct or incorrect in Religious Studies? In practice, the standards of correctness in the Religious Studies classroom are generally applied with relative ease by teachers and students. Nevertheless, they are problematic. We shall argue that correctness does not come from either the students or the teacher believing that what has been said is true. This raises the question: what is correctness, if it does not come down to truth? We propose, and examine, (...)
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    Numerical Quantification and Temporal Intervals: A Span-Er in the Works for Presentism?Craig Bourne - 2007 - Logique Et Analyse 199:303-316.
  16. Review: Truth and the Past. [REVIEW]Craig Bourne - 2007 - Mind 116 (464):1110-1114.
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    Numerical Quantification and Temporal Intervals.Craig Bourne - forthcoming - Logique Et Analyse.
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    Personification Without Impossible Content.Craig Bourne & Emily Caddick Bourne - 2018 - British Journal of Aesthetics 58 (2):165-179.
    Personification has received little philosophical attention, but Daniel Nolan has recently argued that it has important ramifications for the relationship between fictional representation and possibility. Nolan argues that personification involves the representation of metaphysically impossible identities, which is problematic for anyone who denies that fictions can have impossible content. We develop an account of personification which illuminates how personification enhances engagement with fiction, without need of impossible content. Rather than representing an identity, personification is something that is done with representations—a (...)
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    Explanation and Quasi‐Miracles in Narrative Understanding: The Case of Poetic Justice.Craig Bourne & Emily Caddick Bourne - 2017 - Dialectica 71 (4):563-579.
    David Lewis introduced the idea of a quasi-miracle to overcome a problem in his initial account of counterfactuals. Here we put the notion of a quasi-miracle to a different and new use, showing that it offers a novel account of the phenomenon of poetic justice, where characters in a narrative get their due by happy accident. The key to understanding poetic justice is to see what makes poetically just events remarkable coincidences. We argue that remarkable coincidence is to be understood (...)
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    The Images of Time – Robin le Poidevin.Craig Bourne - 2010 - Philosophical Quarterly 60 (238):201-204.
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    The Art of Time Travel: An 'Insoluble' Problem Solved.Craig Bourne & Emily Caddick Bourne - 2016 - Manuscrito 39 (4):305-313.
    ABSTRACT In 'An Insoluble Problem', Storrs McCall presents an argument which he takes to reveal the real problem with backwards time travel. McCall asks us to imagine a scenario in which a renowned artist produces his famous works by copying them from reproductions brought back to him by a time-travelling art critic. The novelty of the scenario lies in its introduction of aesthetic constraints on the possibility of time travel, something which sets it apart from other time travel cases. McCall (...)
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    A Limited Look at Lewis.Craig Bourne - 2006 - Metascience 15 (2):283-285.
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    Fictional Branching Time?Craig Bourne & Emily Caddick Bourne - unknown
    Some fictions seem to involve branching time, where one time series ‘splits’ into two or two time series ‘fuse’ into one. We provide a new framework for thinking about these fictional representations: not as representations of branching time series but rather as branching representations of linear time series. We explain how branching at the level of the representation creates a false impression that the story describes a branching of the time series in the fictional world itself. This involves explaining away (...)
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    Nuovi Libri.Craig Bourne - 2007 - Rivista di Filosofia 98 (2).
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    The Art of Time Travel: A Bigger Picture.Emily Caddick Bourne & Craig Bourne - 2017 - Manuscrito 40 (1):281-287.
    ABSTRACT In his contribution to the second part of this special issue, Storrs McCall criticizes the solution to his puzzle that we put forward in the first part of the issue. In this paper, we expand on our solution and defend it from his objections.
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  26. Numerical Quantification and Temporal Intervals: A Span-Er in the Works.Craig Bourne - 2007 - Logique Et Analyse 50.
  27. Philosophical Ridings: Motorcycles and the Meaning of Life.Craig Bourne - 2007 - Oneworld.
     
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  28. The Routledge Companion to Shakespeare and Philosophy.Craig Bourne & Emily Caddick Bourne (eds.) - 2017 - Routledge.
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