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Unformatted text preview: only in the human mind. “The present of things past is memory; the present of things present is sight; and the present of things future is expectation.” Augustine came to the conclusion that time is a subjective phenomenon that only exists in the mind. Therefore, before God created us, there was no time. One of the strengths of Augustine’s argument is that he was able to ask the question how can the past and the future be real and nonexistent. By answering this question it gave him the logical argument that time did not exist before God created us. It is hard to argue that past, present, and future exist beyond the human mind. Because of this, the logic of the statement gives his argument strength. God could not have chosen to create the world at one time rather than another because time did not exist until there were humans. I believe that Augustine’s logic in answering these questions is what has given his theory a strong argument....
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2011 for the course PHI 105 taught by Professor Taylor during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.
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