The Myth of Presentism’s Intuitive Appeal

Giuliano Torrengo


Presentism, the view that only what’s present exists, seems to be intuitively very appealing. The intuitive appeal of presentism constitutes a main reason for treating the view as a serious option and worthy of consideration. In this paper, I argue that the appearance of presentism’s intuitiveness is based upon a series of misconceptions.


presentism; eternalism; common sense; intuition

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