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Updated 14 July 2020
11. The future is fluid

This passage is from Michael Dummett’s Truth and the Past. Can you unpack the argument?
The past is fixed, it is said, but the future is fluid: there are numerous possible future courses of events, but no one of them is the actual future course of events. Were it not so, we could not affect the future, just as we cannot affect the past.