Temporal experience and the a versus B debate

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This chapter discusses some aspects of the relation between temporal experience and the A versus B debate. To begin with, I provide an overview of the A versus B debate and, following Baron et al. (2015), distinguish between two B-theoretic responses to the A-theoretic argument from experience, veridicalism and illusionism. I then argue for veridicalism over illusionism, by examining our (putative) experiences as of presentness and as of time passing. I close with some remarks on the relation between veridicalism and a deflationary view of the A versus B debate. I suggest that the deflationary view can provide further support for veridicalism.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Temporal Experience
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781351979696
ISBN (Print)9781138830745
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1

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© 2017 selection and editorial matter, Ian Phillips; individual chapters, the contributors.

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