Future Ontology: Indeterminate Existence or Non-existence?

Philosophia 48 (4):1493-1500 (2020)
Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
Abstract
The Growing Block Theory of time says that the metaphysical openness of the future should be understood in terms of there not being any future objects or events. But in a series of works, Ross Cameron, Elizabeth Barnes, and Robbie Williams have developed a competing view that understands metaphysical openness in terms of it being indeterminate whether there exist future objects or events. I argue that the three reasons they give for preferring their account are not compelling. And since the notion of “indeterminate existence” suffers conceptual problems, the Growing Block is the preferable view.
Keywords
No keywords specified (fix it)
ISBN(s)
PhilPapers/Archive ID
LONFOI-2
Upload history
Archival date: 2020-07-04
View other versions
Added to PP index
2020-01-21

Total views
76 ( #50,161 of 2,454,449 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
11 ( #45,658 of 2,454,449 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks on external links on PhilPapers.