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

Room Enzo Paci, Directorate of the Department of Philosophy, Universita' degli Studi di Milano, 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.


Participation is strongly recommended to students of the Doctoral School in Philosophy and Human Sciences.

Everyone interested is welcome to attend.

09 December 2019
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