Title

Presentism and The Grounding Objection

Publication Date

3-2007

Abstract

This article presents a reply to the primary objection to Presentism; that obvious, contingent truths need a grounding principle based in the past. Since Presentism rejects the past and emphasizes that only present things exists, the philosophy needs an explanation out of this dilemma. The author constructs his argument around the ideas of Lucretius and the supervenience principle.

Keywords

Supervenience (Philosophy); Presentism (Philosophy)

Publication Title

Noûs

Volume

41

Issue

1

First Page

118

Last Page

137

DOI of Published Version

10.1111/j.1468-0068.2007.00639.x.

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