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So there is the state of being wholly past, which is the verbal noun from the infinitive 'to be wholly past' which is from the verb phrase 'is wholly past'.

Again, what is the substantive philosophical issue here?

Ostrich,

So there is the state of being wholly past, which is the verbal noun from the infinitive 'to be wholly past' which is from the verb phrase 'is wholly past'.

Category mistake?

Bill,

Presentism, as a thesis about the very Being of all beings, restricts everything to the present time, including the temporal modes, past and future.
This is surely an inference too far. Presentism is a thesis about substantial change not accidental change. In a world with accidental change but no substantial change presentism would be vacuously true but time would remain.

Perhaps an alternative conclusion from the argument is that presentism implies that temporal determinations are not properties.

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