An Empirical Argument for Presentism

Oxford Studies in Metaphysics (forthcoming)
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Abstract

According to orthodoxy, our best physical theories strongly support Eternalism over Presentism. Our goal is to argue against this consensus, by arguing that a certain overlooked aspect of our best physical theories strongly supports Presentism over Eternalism.

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David Builes
Princeton University
Michele Odisseas Impagnatiello
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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