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A locus for ``now''

Placek, Tomasz (2010) A locus for ``now''. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    We investigate the concepts of past, present, and future that build upon a modal distinction between the settled past and the open future. The concepts are defined in terms of a pre-causal ordering and of qualitative differences between alternative histories. Finally, we look what an event's past, present, and future look like in the so-called Minkowskian Branching Structures, in which histories are isomorphic to Minkowski spacetime.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: tenses, special theory of relativity, becoming, indeterminism
    Subjects: General Issues > Determinism/Indeterminism
    Depositing User: Tomasz Placek
    Date Deposited: 14 May 2010
    Last Modified: 28 May 2011 12:22
    Item ID: 5355
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/5355

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