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Single Idea 15206

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / D. Time / 2. Passage of Time / c. Tenses and time]

Full Idea

It is crucially one's view of the status of the future that makes one a tensed or a tenseless theorist.

Gist of Idea

It is the view of the future that really decides between tensed and tenseless views of time


Robin Le Poidevin (Past, Present and Future of Debate about Tense [1998], 5)

Book Reference

'Questions of Time and Tense', ed/tr. Le Poidevin,R [OUP 2002], p.37

A Reaction

If you believe in the reality of the future, you are an eternalist and like the B-series. If you deny the existence of the future, you must opt for Presentism or the Growing Block (depending on the status of the past).