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9 dicembre 2019: Aldo Frigerio: A too thin future. The problem of grounding within the presentist TRL semantics

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Seminars of Philosophy of Perception, Mind, and Language

Aldo Frigerio (Università Cattolica)

A too thin future. The problem of grounding within the presentist TRL semantics


9 dicembre 2019, h. 12:30-14:30

Sala Enzo Paci, Direzione del Dipartimento di Filosofia, Via Festa del Perdono 7, Milano.


Abstract

In this talk, I discuss the coherence and the stability of three, rather plausible, philosophical intuitions: the idea that all that exists is present (Presentism), the idea that there exists a true future, although it is just a contingent future (Thin Red Line), and the idea that a proposition depends (or is grounded) on a truthmaker (Truthmaking). I will not show that assuming these three ideas together is logically incoherent; however, their combination seems to be very difficult to hold and, ultimately, it should be discarded. As a consequence, some of these assumptions must be rejected. However, Presentism, Thin Red Line (TRL) and Truthmaking are deeply-rooted thesis and their revision is not an easy matter.


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