When am I? A tense time for tense theorists?

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Abstract

Is there anything more certain than the knowledge we have that we are present? It would be a scandal if our best theory of time could not guarantee such knowledge; yet I shall show that certain theories of time (such as Tooley's growing block model and McCall's branching model) cannot guarantee it. Only Presentism and the tenseless theory survive. The rest must be rejected.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)359-371
JournalAustralasian Journal of Philosophy
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2002

Keywords

  • time
  • present
  • branching model
  • growing block
  • presentism
  • tense

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