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Permanents: in defence of the moving spotlight theory

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This thesis describes and defends the moving spotlight theory, a metaphysical theory concerning the fundamental temporal structure of reality. The moving spotlight theory has two essential components: first, a thesis about presentness; and second, a thesis about the existence (in the most general sense) of things over time. The first thesis is that exactly one instant of time is absolutely, objectively, non-relatively present. This thesis is usually called the ‘A-theory o...

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Supervisor
Role:
Supervisor
Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Hilda's College
Department:
Humanities Division - Philosophy Faculty
Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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ora:9134

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