Why Is It Now?
Talbot School of Theology
Adolf Grünbaum, following J.J.C. Smart, has argued that the A‐Theory of time is untenable due to its inability to answer the question, uniquely attending the A‐theory, as to why it is now 2000. I argue, however, that Grünbaum's explication of the question's meaning makes the question a triviality. But there may be lurking here a somewhat different question, which is meaningful on a A‐Theory of time, the answer to which may have surprising implications concerning the past infinitude of time.
A-Theory of time; Adolf Grunbaum;
Ratio an international journal of analytic philosophy
DOI of Published Version
Craig, William Lane, "Why Is It Now?" (2002). Faculty Articles & Research. 646.