<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Botros (Sophie) - Presentism and Modality (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_22807.htm">Presentism and Modality</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 5</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_22807.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_22/PapersToNotes_22807.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  121 <li>The truth-maker lacks structure  124 <ol type="i"><li>Haecceities and surrogates  124 </li><li>Ersatz times  126 <ol type="a"><li>The abstract/concrete distinction  128 </li><li> Everything is instantaneous  129 </li><li>The shifting truth maker  130 </li><li>The truth value link again: why presentism cannot rehabilitate it  131 </li><li>The ersatz series and the course of history  133 </ol> </ol></li><li>The truth-maker is  hypothetical  134 <ol type="i"><li>Categoricity is not a panacea for all the ills of dubious ontologies  134 </li><li>Prospects for micro physical reductions of dispositions  137 <ol type="a"><li>The trouble with dispositions is that they are Meinongian (Armstrong)  137 </li><li>For and against Armstrong s micro-physical reduction  137 </ol></li><li>Comparison of dispositional with past-tensed properties  138 <ol type="a"><li>Directedness, intentionality and indeterminacy  139 </li><li>Crisp: the distinction between dispositions and past-tensed properties  139 </ol> </ol></li><li>Presentists, anti-realists: Russell s  five minute hypothesis  142 </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 09:58:36</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>