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Unformatted text preview: Existence simpliciter: to say that something exists simpliciter is to say that it has some sort of spatial location in modal space, that is in a possible world. If X exists simpliciter, then X presently exists.(PRESENTISM!) If PR is true, then Transient Time is t rue(TT), rejecting Static Time (ST) Does TT imply PR? We’re going to assume yes Hestevold: if you’re going to be a transient time theorist, one must believe presentism (note that Michael Tooley argues that the present and past are real, exist simpliciter, but nothing future exists simpliciter. Section 7: objections to presentism Relations Glass lives after Mozart, if Mozart doesn’t exist now then he doesn’t exist, and it is ridiculous to talk about living after something that doesn’t exist. Therefore, presentism is false Response There did exist an X such that x was Mozart; and glass presently has the property of having been born after X Special theory of relativity Response : STR + an interpretation of STR that is philosophically right enough to imply that there is no such thing as absolute similarity STR...
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This note was uploaded on 10/25/2009 for the course PHL 352 taught by Professor Wrenn during the Spring '09 term at Alabama.
- Spring '09