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Transient truths : an essay in the metaphysics of propositions

Author: Berit Brogaard
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
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What are the things that we assert, believe, and desire? The orthodox view among philosophers is eternalism: these are contents that have their truth-values eternally. This book provides a defense of the opposing view, temporalism: these are contents that can change their truth-values along with changes in the world.
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Berit Brogaard
ISBN: 9780199796908 0199796904 9780199933235 0199933235
OCLC Number: 826675980
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Contents: Acknowledgment ; Introduction ; 1. Characterizing Temporalism ; 1.1. Times in Propositions vs. Time Neutrality ; 1.2. Truth Conditions ; 1.3. Temporal Propositions are Truth-Evaluable ; 1.4. Signpost ; 2. Reporting Belief ; 2.1. The Classical Objections ; 2.2. Recent Debate ; 2.3. Temporalism and Belief Reports ; 2.4. Temporalism and Belief Retention ; 2.5. Belief De Se ; 2.6. The Argument from Belief Retention ; 2.7. The Accident ; 2.8. Signpost ; 3: Disagreeing Across Time ; 3.1. Passing on Information across Time ; 3.2. Arguments from Disagreement against Temporalism ; 3.3. Signpost ; 4. Representing Time ; 4.1. The Time Analysis and Temporalism ; 4.2. The Event Analysis ; 4.3. The Empirical Evidence against Traditional Tense Logic ; 4.4. Time Adverbials ; 4.5. Composite Tense Operators ; 4.6. Span operators ; 4.7. The Ellipsis Theory ; 4.8. The Temporal Anaphora Hypothesis ; 4.9. The Counter Evidence Explained ; 4.10. Signpost ; 5. Reviving Priorian Tense Logic ; 5.1. The SOT Rule ; 5.2. Later-Than-Matrix Interpretations and Kamp/Vlach Sentences ; 5.3. The PTQ Fragment ; 5.4. Partee Sentences ; 5.5. Pragmatic Rules for Noun Denotation ; 5.6. Double Access Sentences ; 5.7. Location Operators ; 5.8. Signpost ; 6. Embedding under Tense Operators ; 6.1. Kaplan's Argument ; 6.2. Objections to Kaplan's Argument ; 6.3. The Redundancy of the Present Tense ; 6.4. An Argument against Quantifier Analyses ; 6.5. Signpost ; 7. Representing Eternally ; 7.1. Two Kinds of Content ; 7.2. Past- and Future-Tensed Sentences ; 7.3. Conjoined Propositions ; 7.4. Two Kinds of Propositions ; 7.5. Eternal Propositions and Metaphysical Eternalism ; 7.6. Signpost ; 8. Representing the World Egocentrically ; 8.1. C & H's Main Argument against Relativism ; 8.2. The Argument from Perception ; 8.3. Non-Indexical Contextualism ; 8.4. Temporalism Defended ; 8.5. Signpost ; Closing Remarks ; Bibliography
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