Placek, Tomasz (2010) A locus for ``now''. [Preprint]
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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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|Keywords:||tenses, special theory of relativity, becoming, indeterminism|
|Subjects:||General Issues > Determinism/Indeterminism|
|Depositing User:||Tomasz Placek|
|Date Deposited:||28 May 2011 12:22|
|Last Modified:||28 May 2011 12:22|
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