Philosophy of Time

Philosophy of Time - Philosophy of Time. B-series Time is...

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Philosophy of Time. B-series Time is an ordered series of times such that each time eternally bears fixed temporal relations-e.g. is before, is after-to other times. A-series Time is an ordered series of times, each of which has temporal property “being past”, “being present” or “being future” * McTaggart: if time exists, it must exist as transient time; however this theory is internally incoherent; therefore, time does not exist. Reading notes on McTaggart: “I believe that nothing that exists can be temporal, and that therefore time is not real” pg44 “positions in time….are distinguished in two ways” 1….”each position is Earlier than some and Later than some of the other positions.” a)…”to constitute [1] there is required a transitive asymmetrical relation” and…. b) words that. .” of any two of them, either the first is in relation to the second, or the second is in relation to the first” 2…. “each position is either Past, Present, or Future.” “the distinction between past, present, and future is as essential to time as the distinction of earlier and later, while in a certain sense it may….be regarded as more
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This note was uploaded on 10/25/2009 for the course PHL 420 taught by Professor Hestevold during the Spring '09 term at Alabama.

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