In this paper I will present three arguments (based on the notions of constitution,
metaphysical reality, and truth, respectively) with the aim of shedding some new
light on the structure of Fine’s (2005, 2006) ‘McTaggartian’ arguments against the
reality of tense. Along the way, I will also (i) draw a novel map of the main realist
positions about tense, (ii) unearth a previously unnoticed but potentially
interesting form of external relativism (which I will label ‘hyper-presentism’) and
(iii) sketch a novel interpretation of Fine’s fragmentalism (which I contrast with
Lipman’s 2015, 2016b, forthcoming).