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Single Idea 18926

[catalogued under 3. Truth / B. Truthmakers / 9. Making Past Truths]

Full Idea

Temporal distributional properties are fundamental - it is exactly the same property that is grounding the truth about how the bearer now is that is grounding truths about how the bearer was.

Gist of Idea

One temporal distibution property grounds our present and past truths


Ross P. Cameron (Truthmaking for Presentists [2011], 4)

Book Reference

'Oxford Studies in Metaphysics Vol.6', ed/tr. Zimmerman,D/Bennett,K [OUP 2011], p.70

A Reaction

Some kind of slight of hand is going on here, though he does a nice job of confronting all possible objections. This is the sort of metaphysics you come up with when you stake everything on the dubious notion of a 'property'.

Related Ideas

Idea 18924 Being polka-dotted is a 'spatial distribution' property [Cameron]

Idea 18929 We don't want present truthmakers for the past, if they are about to cease to exist! [Cameron]