Replies to Cameron, Wilson and Leininger
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Ross Cameron thinks that MST-Supertime, MST-Supertense and MST-Time are defective as versions of the moving spotlight theory and goes on to describe what he thinks they are missing. But I don’t think they are defective; and what Cameron says is missing from these theories is actually present in a version of MST-Time that appears in the book. Cameron thinks that MST-Supertime, to start with, is inconsistent, and so the worst of the lot. He thinks McTaggart’s argument shows it to be inconsistent. But the theory is not inconsistent. We can draw a picture of what reality is like according to the theory, and the picture doesn’t confuse us the way M. C. Escher's pictures of inconsistent situations do. Figure 1 contains such a picture: the arrows...
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Linguistics and Philosophy
Oxford University Press (OUP)
Skow, Bradford. "Replies to Cameron, Wilson and Leininger." Analysis 78, 1 (January 2018): 128-138 © 2018 The Author
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