The Invisible Thin Red Line

Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
Abstract
The aim of this paper is to argue that the adoption of an unrestricted principle of bivalence is compatible with a metaphysics that (i) denies that the future is real, (ii) adopts nomological indeterminism, and (iii) exploits a branching structure to provide a semantics for future contingent claims. To this end, we elaborate what we call Flow Fragmentalism, a view inspired by Kit Fine (2005)’s non-standard tense realism, according to which reality is divided up into maximally coherent collections of tensed facts. In this way, we show how to reconcile a genuinely A-theoretic branching-time model with the idea that there is a branch corresponding to the thin red line, that is, the branch that will turn out to be the actual future history of the world.
PhilPapers/Archive ID
TORITR
Revision history
First archival date: 2020-02-07
Latest version: 3 (2020-03-18)
View upload history
References found in this work BETA
Specialness and Egalitarianism.Giovanni Merlo - 2013 - Thought: A Journal of Philosophy 2 (2):248-257.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA
Flow Fragmentalism.Giuliano Torrengo & Samuele Iaquinto - 2019 - Theoria 85 (3):185-201.

Add more citations

Added to PP index
2020-02-07

Total views
71 ( #38,088 of 50,387 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
71 ( #7,461 of 50,387 )

How can I increase my downloads?

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