Ideas of Dean W. Zimmerman, by Theme

[American, fl. 2003, Professor at Rutgers University.]

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8. Modes of Existence / D. Universals / 3. Instantiated Universals
An immanent universal is wholly present in more than one place
9. Objects / F. Identity among Objects / 7. Indiscernible Objects
If only two indiscernible electrons exist, future differences must still be possible
Discernible differences at different times may just be in counterparts
27. Natural Reality / D. Time / 1. Nature of Time / g. Growing block
Neither 'moving spotlight' nor 'growing block' views explain why we care what is present or past
27. Natural Reality / D. Time / 2. Passage of Time / e. Tensed (A) series
A-theorists, unlike B-theorists, believe some sort of objective distinction between past, present and future