Comments on transient truths: An essay in the metaphysics of propositions (Berit Brogaard)

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Hawthorne, John. (2015) Comments on transient truths: An essay in the metaphysics of propositions (Berit Brogaard). Inquiry. 58(6), pp. 617 - 624. https://doi.org/10.1080/0020174X.2015.1077014
AuthorsHawthorne, John
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This paper distinguishes two importantly different kinds of temporalism. According to one version, the truth value of propositions is parameterized to times. According to a second version, propositions have a truth value simpliciter, but some propositions that are true will be or were false. I point out that the second version is neglected in Berit Brogaard's Transient Truths (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012), and explore whether there are good arguments against it implicit in that work. I also critically engage with various arguments presented by Brogaard against semantic eternalism.

Year2015
JournalInquiry
Journal citation58 (6), pp. 617 - 624
PublisherRoutledge
ISSN0020-174X
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/0020174X.2015.1077014
Scopus EID2-s2.0-84954379471
Page range617 - 624
Research GroupDianoia Institute of Philosophy
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