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Ideas of Craig Bourne, by Text

[British, fl. 2006, At Cambridge, and then at the University of Hertfordshire.]

2006 A Future for Presentism
2.IV p.51 How can presentists talk of 'earlier than', and distinguish past from future?
3.III Pr3 p.95 The redundancy theory conflates metalinguistic bivalence with object-language excluded middle
3.III Pr4 p.95 All relations between spatio-temporal objects are either spatio-temporal, or causal
3.III Pr4 p.95 It is a necessary condition for the existence of relations that both of the relata exist
4 p.109 Presentism seems to deny causation, because the cause and the effect can never coexist
5.III p.153 Special Relativity allows an absolute past, future, elsewhere and simultaneity
6.IIb p.167 No-Futurists believe in past and present, but not future, and say the world grows as facts increase
6.IIc p.171 The idea of simultaneity in Special Relativity is full of verificationist assumptions
6.IV p.174 Since presentists treat the presentness of events as basic, simultaneity should be define by that means
6.VI p.180 Is Sufficient Reason self-refuting (no reason to accept it!), or is it a legitimate explanatory tool?
6.VII p.183 Relativity denies simultaneity, so it needs past, present and future (unlike Presentism)
Intro IIa p.3 Time is tensed or tenseless; the latter says all times and objects are real, and there is no passage of time
Intro IIb p.8 B-series objects relate to each other; A-series objects relate to the present
Intro III p.15 Time flows, past is fixed, future is open, future is feared but not past, we remember past, we plan future