, Volume 150, Issue 3, pp 399–414 | Cite as

The RealIty of Tense

  • Kit FineEmail author


I argue for a version of tense-logical realism that privileges tensed facts without privileging any particular temporal standpoint from which they obtain.


Special Relativity Actual World Realist Position Tensed Fact Absolute Property 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA

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