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Richard Arthur (2006) and I (Savitt 2009) proposed that the present in (time-oriented) Minkowski spacetime should be thought of as a small causal diamond. That is, given two timelike separated events p and q, with p earlier than q, they suggested that the present (relative to those two events) is the set I+(p) ∩ I-(q). Mauro Dorato (2011) presents three criticisms of this proposal. I rebut all three and then offer two more plausible criticisms of the Arthur/Savitt proposal. I argue that these criticisms also fail.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Savitt, Steven
Keywords: time, relativity, the present, causal diamonds, Dorato
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Depositing User: Steven Savitt
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2014 22:48
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2014 22:48
Item ID: 10808
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Date: 30 June 2014

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