A locus for ``now''

Publication Year:
2010
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http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/8634
Author(s):
Placek, Tomasz
preprint description
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.