, Volume 13, Issue 2, pp 125-130

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Time and Simple Existence

  • Giuliano TorrengoAffiliated withLOGOS Group, Department de Lògica, Història i Filosofia de la Ciència, University de Barcelona Email author 

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Sceptics about substantial disputes in ontology often argue that when two philosophers seem to disagree on a quantified claim, they are actually equivocating on the notion of existence that they are using. When temporal elements play a central role, as in the debate between presentists and eternalists, the hypothesis of an equivocation with respect to existence acquires more plausibility. However, the anti-sceptic can still argue that this hypothesis is unjustified.


Existence Ontological dispute Presentism Eternalism