|Presence: concept for the time in which events take place. The presence has no specific duration and is not designated by anything that distinguishes it from other periods apart form the events that take place in it. See also past, time, timelessness, future, truth, duration, events._____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments. |
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Time / Chisholm: Present: presence is the only time that is - "now" is redundant - times: subspecies of situations which either exist or do not exist - (so: ChisholmVs "times" as entities) - Detect the presence: when I know that it rains I know that the present time is one in which it rains - times are conjunctions of events or situations (not as an entity but as states of affairs) - "time": redundant, "by 2 clock he ascribed to himself the property, to be such that it was 4 clock "._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.
Die erste Person Frankfurt 1992
Roderick M. Chisholm
Erkenntnistheorie Graz 2004