30 de maio de 2013

Living at the Present Moment - Fabrice Correia (Un. Neuchâtel)

2012-13: Session 13

Living at the Present Moment
Fabrice Correia (University of Neuchâtel)

31 de Maio de 2013, 15:00
Faculdade de Letras de Lisboa
Sala Mattos Romão (departamento de Filosofia)

Abstract: The growing block theory and the moving spotlight theory - two of the main theories of temporal existence which take temporal passage seriously - have recently been accused of leading to a grave epistemic issue: on either view, we cannot know that it's now now. The objection is considered by some prominent philosophers to be very powerful. I offer a precise characterisation of these views (and, in so doing, of other related views in the area like e.g. presentism), and use it to undermine the objection. The presentation is largely based on joint work with Sven Rosenkranz.


Centro de Filosofia da Universidade de Lisboa
LanCog Group (Language, Mind and Cognition Research Group)
Project Online Companion PTDC/FIL-FIL/121209/2010
Instituto Filosófico de Pedro Hispano, Departamento de Filosofia da UL

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