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Transient Truths: An Essay in the Metaphysics of Propositions

Berit Brogaard

Abstract

What are the things that we assert, believe, and desire? The orthodox view among philosophers is eternalism: these are contents that have their truth-values eternally. Transient Truths provides the first book-length exposition and defense of the opposing view, temporalism: these are contents that can change their truth-values along with changes in the world. Berit Brogaard argues that temporal contents are contents and propositions in the full sense. This project involves a thorough analysis of how we talk about and retain mental states over time, an examination of how the phenomenology of men ... More

Keywords: temporalism, eternalism, Priorian tense logic, time, propositions, mental states, propositional attitudes, representationalism, disagreement, belief reports

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199796908
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796908.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Berit Brogaard, author
University of Missouri St Louis