<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Botros (Sophie) - Tense Theory (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_22/PaperSummary_22805.htm">Tense Theory</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/B/Author_Botros (Sophie).htm">Botros (Sophie)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Botros (Sophie) - Truth, Time and History: Part II (Time), Chapter 3</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=600><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_22/PaperSummary_22805.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_22/PapersToNotes_22805.htm">Notes Citing this Paper</A></td><td><A HREF="#ColourConventions">Text Colour-Conventions</a></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><u>Contents</u><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1">Introduction  67 <li>A continuity that tolerates discontinuity  68 <ol type="i"><li>A spectrum of positions on time and change  68 <ol type="a"><li>Two intermediate positions:  simple temporal passage versus  alteration in properties  68 </ol> </li><li>Difficulties raised by the notion of  alteration in properties : eternalist solutions  71 <ol type="a"><li>The contradictory properties ascribed to distinct temporal parts  72 </li><li> But it must be the object itself which has the contradictory properties, otherwise it cannot lose or gain them  72 </li><li>Sider s <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_7/Notes_761.htm">stage theory</A><SUP>1</SUP>: an attempt to meet the  proper subject condition  74 </li><li>Haslanger and the denial that persistence requires identity  76 </li><li>A <em>lacuna</em> in the eternalist account of the difficulty with change: Leibniz s Law introduced  77 </li><li>The problem of combining continuity and discontinuity again  78 </ol> </ol></li><li>Presentist and non-presentist tensed solutions  79 <ol type="i"><li>Presentism introduced  79 <ol type="a"><li>Presently existing  bearers contrasted with other notions of grounds, realist and verificationist  80 </li><li>Lucretius and the idea that a past-tensed property can shift from one bearer to another  81 </ol></li><li>Advantages of presentism  82 <ol type="a"><li>A present with remarkable temporal  depth  82 </li><li>Lucretius s  shifting bearer  83 </ol></li><li>Objections to presentism  85 </li><li>Non-presentist tensed theories: two proposals  85 <ol type="a"><li>Lowe: past and present as irreducibly <em>tensed</em> modes of existence  86 </ol> </ol> </li><li>Truth-value link realists within the tensed-tenseless spectrum  88 <ol type="i"><li>Truth value link presentism and presentism  88 </li><li>Truth value link realists and eternalism  89</li><li>Truth value link realism and non-presentist-tensed theory  91 </li><li>Dummett s charge regarding  living in time rejected  93 </ol> </li></ol></FONT><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li><LI><FONT COLOR = "800080">Mauve</FONT>: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); &copy; the author(s)</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-02T09:58" pubdate>02/08/2018 09:58:34</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>