Kit Fine on Tense and Reality

Steven Savitt
2016 Manuscrito  
Kit Fine (2005 recently described and defended a novel position in the philosophy of time, fragmentalism. It is not often that a new (and even perhaps a radically new) option appears in this old field, and for that reason alone these two essays merit serious attention. I will try to present briefly but fairly some of the considerations that Fine thinks favour fragmentalism. I will also weigh the merits of fragmentalism against the view that Fine presents as its chief rival, relativism, as well
more » ... elativism, as well as the merits of both against the view that he calls antirealism. Along the way, we should pick up a clearer picture of fragmentalism itself. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Kit Fine (2005 recently described and defended a novel position in the philosophy of time, fragmentalism.
doi:10.1590/0100-6045.2016.v39n4.ss fatcat:c4cecsfptfcg5fs4vff6drzn6u