Fine’s McTaggart: reloaded


  • Roberto Loss University of Barcelona


Kit fine. McTaggart. Metaphysics of time. Reality of tense. Fragmentalism.


In this paper I will present three arguments (based on the notions of constitution, metaphysical reality, and truth, respectively) with the aim of shedding some new light on the structure of Fine’s (2005, 2006) ‘McTaggartian’ arguments against the reality of tense. Along the way, I will also (i) draw a novel map of the main realist positions about tense, (ii) unearth a previously unnoticed but potentially interesting form of external relativism (which I will label ‘hyper-presentism’) and (iii) sketch a novel interpretation of Fine’s fragmentalism (which I contrast with Lipman’s 2015, 2016b, forthcoming).


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Biografia do Autor

Roberto Loss, University of Barcelona

I am currently a Research Associate in theDepartment of Philosophy at the University of Hamburg. Previously, I was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow and a senior member of the LOGOS Research Group at the University of Barcelona (2015-2017). Before that, I was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas at the Universidad Nacional y Autónoma de México (UNAM) in Mexico City (2013-2015). I obtained my PhD in Philosophy in October 2012 from the University of Nottingham. My supervisor was Prof. Stefano Predelli.


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LOSS, R. Fine’s McTaggart: reloaded. Manuscrito: Revista Internacional de Filosofia, Campinas, SP, v. 40, n. 1, p. 209–239, 2017. Disponível em: Acesso em: 1 out. 2022.