more from Craig Bourne

Single Idea 14015

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / D. Time / 1. Nature of Time / g. Growing block]

Full Idea

'No-Futurists' believe in the real existence of the past and present but not the future, and hold that the world grows as more and more facts come into existence.

Gist of Idea

No-Futurists believe in past and present, but not future, and say the world grows as facts increase


Craig Bourne (A Future for Presentism [2006], 6.IIb)

Book Reference

Bourne,Craig: 'A Future for Presentism' [OUP 2006], p.167

A Reaction

[He cites Broad 1923 and Tooley 1997] My sympathies are with Presentism, but there seems not denying that past events fix truths in a way that future events don't. The unchangeability of past events seems to make them factual.