Why Is It Now?
Version of Record online: 17 DEC 2002
Blackwell Publishers Ltd. 2000
Volume 13, Issue 2, pages 115–122, June 2000
How to Cite
Craig, W. L. (2000), Why Is It Now?. Ratio, 13: 115–122. doi: 10.1111/1467-9329.00114
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Adolf Grünbaum, following J.J.C. Smart, has argued that the A-Theory of time is untenable due to its inability to answer the question, uniquely attending the A-theory, as to why it is now 2000. I argue, however, that Grünbaum's explication of the question's meaning makes the question a triviality. But there may be lurking here a somewhat different question, which is meaningful on a A-Theory of time, the answer to which may have surprising implications concerning the past infinitude of time.