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Single Idea 15205

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / D. Time / 2. Passage of Time / e. Tensed (A) series]

Full Idea

Tensed theorists typically seek to reduce facts about tenseless relations to tensed facts.

Gist of Idea

Tensed theorists typically try to reduce the tenseless to the tensed


Robin Le Poidevin (Past, Present and Future of Debate about Tense [1998], 4 (b))

Book Reference

'Questions of Time and Tense', ed/tr. Le Poidevin,R [OUP 2002], p.33

A Reaction

This presumably involves denial of tenseless truths like '2+2=4', which might become '2+2 is always 4'. I can't see an objection to that. Tooley 1997 is cited as an exception to this idea.