In the case of a written sentence, a tensed
view would consider the experience of reading a kind of mobile present as the eyes scan across the sequence of words from left to right and downwards on the page.
2) William Lane Craig, The Tensed
Theory of Time (Dordrecht: Kluwer, 2000).
He describes himself as a tensed
theorist, though I suspect that few would welcome him into the tensed
camp, as he explicitly rejects many of their most cherished ideas.
She assumes that we have given an account of our use of past tense statements, including the use of the tensed
It is the other way round: how we do or should react to having a tensed
belief about e will generally depend on where in the A series our belief says e is.
In this reviewer's opinion, for far too long the literature surrounding tenses has focused on whether or not tensed
statements, such as 'thank goodness my headache is over', have tenseless truth conditions.
This is the thesis that any tensed
sentence-token cannot be translated without loss of meaning by any tenseless sentence-token.
The biblical and philosophically sound position would be a tensed
theory of time.
It will not help to qualify the tensed
expressions, by means of iteration:
But I have already made clear my answer (in Lowe 1987 and Lowe 1992) that the difficulty arises from the indexical character of tensed
expressions, and this is a feature of their semantics.
Section 1 of The Tensed
Theory deals with "The Ineliminability of Tense" (chapters 1-5) while section 2 addresses "Arguments Against an A-Theory of Time" (chapters 6-7, which cover McTaggart's Paradox and the Myth of Passage, respectively).
They have had to show that the fact that we speak and think in tensed
terms can be reconciled with the tenseless view.