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Thisness Presentism: An Essay on Time, Truth, and Ontology

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2019.04.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews David Ingram, Thisness Presentism: An Essay on Time, Truth, and Ontology, Routledge, 2019, 216pp., $140.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781138322103. Reviewed by Natalja Deng, Yonsei University Are there objective differences between the past, present, and future? In particular, are present events and entities somehow more real than those wholly in the past or in the future? If you're inclined to answer 'Yes', you're inclined towards presentism, the view that 'necessarily, it is always the case that only present entities exist and what is present changes' (35). Presentism has seemed commonsensical to many. But it's not easy to be a presentist. If you're a presentist, you have your philosophical work cut out for you. In this book, David Ingram presents a thoughtful, elegant, and beautifully argued defense of a particular version of presentism, one that has hitherto not been developed in detail... Read More

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