Presentism and Modality
Botros (Sophie)
Source: Botros (Sophie) - Truth, Time and History: Part II (Time), Chapter 5
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Contents

    Introduction – 121
  1. The truth-maker lacks structure – 124
    1. Haecceities and surrogates – 124
    2. Ersatz times – 126
      1. The abstract/concrete distinction – 128
      2. ‘Everything is instantaneous’ – 129
      3. The shifting truth maker – 130
      4. The truth value link again: why presentism cannot rehabilitate it – 131
      5. The ersatz series and the course of history – 133
  2. The truth-maker is “hypothetical” – 134
    1. Categoricity is not a panacea for all the ills of dubious ontologies – 134
    2. Prospects for micro physical reductions of dispositions – 137
      1. The trouble with dispositions is that they are Meinongian (Armstrong) – 137
      2. For and against Armstrong’s micro-physical reduction – 137
    3. Comparison of dispositional with past-tensed properties – 138
      1. Directedness, intentionality and indeterminacy – 139
      2. Crisp: the distinction between dispositions and past-tensed properties – 139
  3. Presentists, anti-realists: Russell’s “five minute hypothesis” – 142

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