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27. Natural Reality / D. Time / 2. Passage of Time / e. Tensed (A) series

[A-series, with the present as a distinctive moment]

12 ideas
The present moment is obviously a necessary feature of time [Aristotle]
The Hopi have no concept of time as something flowing from past to future [Whorf]
'Thank goodness that's over' is not like 'thank goodness that happened on Friday' [Prior,AN]
The past, present, future and tenses of A-theory are too weird, and should be analysed indexically [Smart]
It is claimed that the tense view entails the unreality of both future and past [Le Poidevin]
We share a common now, but not a common here [Le Poidevin]
Tensed theorists typically try to reduce the tenseless to the tensed [Le Poidevin]
There is one ordered B series, but an infinitude of A series, depending on when the present is [Maudlin]
A-theorists, unlike B-theorists, believe some sort of objective distinction between past, present and future [Zimmerman,DW]
Time flows, past is fixed, future is open, future is feared but not past, we remember past, we plan future [Bourne]
The A-series says a past event is becoming more past, but how can it do that? [Bardon]
The A-series has to treat being past, present or future as properties [Baron/Miller]