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Single Idea 22974

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / D. Time / 1. Nature of Time / h. Presentism]

Full Idea

The presentist view seems to have lost the materials for a realist view of passage, change or temporal transition.

Gist of Idea

Presentists lack the materials for a realist view of change


Huw Price (The Flow of Time [2011], 2)

Book Reference

'Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Time', ed/tr. Callender,Craig [OUP 2013], p.279

A Reaction

It is a nice point. How can a presentist talk of change if the only component that exists is the present time slice? Price says change can only be a kind of fiction for the presentist. Change in existence and in properties are distinct concepts.