eternalist


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eternalist

(ɪˈtɜːnəlɪst)
n
(Philosophy) philosophy a person who believes in the eternal existence of matter or the world
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Eternalist can employ her front-running style to good effect in the Lycetts Maiden Stakes.
However, no obvious excuse on either occasion and is closely matched with Eternalist on both runs when Lewis Edmunds' claim is factored in.
Eternalist can employ her frontrunning style to good effect in the Lycetts Maiden Stakes.
They claim the Pali conception of the person involves a middle-way posit between nihilist (anatman: the negation of the existence of a self) and eternalist (atman: soul, conceived as eternal) extremes, and they conclude that Pali Buddhism "falls under the general rubric of compatibilism and 'soft' determinism" (289).
In part because the authors do not wish to prejudge any metaphysical disputes--in particular they do not want to take a stand on whether one ought to be a possibilist rather than an actualist, or an eternalist rather than a presentist--they scrupulously offer very careful explications of current actualist and possibilist modal semantics as well as eternalist and presentist tense semantics.
Notwithstanding post-Christian interpretations in which he appears as a philosopher of existential newness, Heraclitus in this reading remains a classical eternalist.
Adams's concern about beings "discarded by the universe" is surely a consequence of his eternalist beliefs.
None of this can be adopted to an eternalist view of antisemitism, let alone to suggest invariance.
Nowhere is this tension more explicit than in the cosmology they defend, which contrasts starkly with the eternalist model developed in al-Farabi's so-called emanationist treatises, Political Regime and Principles of the Opinions of the Inhabitants of the Virtuous City.
Call this the eternalist version of the expressive theory.
For the eternalist, this claim is easily expressed using the apparatus of quantification (i.
An eternalist believes in a block universe: past, present, and future events are all on an equal footing.