The Future and What Might Have Been – Rachael Briggs (Stanford) and Graeme A Forbes (Kent)
We develop a partial account of the ‘nomological package’ – a set of categories comprising laws, counterfactuals, chances, and dispositions – tailor-made for the Growing-Block view. We begin with the framework given in Briggs and Forbes (2012), and, taking laws as primitive, we show that the Growing-Block view has the resources to provide an account of possibility, chances and counterfactuals, that links our account of modality to their account of tense.
Full paper here.
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