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Ideas of J.M.E. McTaggart, by Text

[British, 1866 - 1925, Born in London. At Trinity College, Cambridge.]

1921 The Nature of Existence vol.1
67 p.109 Substance has to exist, with no intrinsic qualities or relations
1927 The Nature of Existence vol.2
p.16 How could change consist of a conjunction of changeless facts? [Le Poidevin]
p.130 The B-series can be inferred from the A-series, but not the other way round [Le Poidevin]
p.131 A-series time positions are contradictory, and yet all events occupy all of them! [Le Poidevin]
p.137 A-series uses past, present and future; B-series uses 'before' and 'after' [Girle]
p.308 A-series expressions place things in time, and their truth varies; B-series is relative, and always true [Lowe]
p.313 Time involves change, only the A-series explains change, but it involves contradictions, so time is unreal [Lowe]
33.315-6 p.213 Change is not just having two different qualities at different points in some series
II p.11 p.49 There could be no time if nothing changed
II.329- p.15 For McTaggart time is seen either as fixed, or as relative to events [Ayer]
vol.ii p.16 The B-series must depend on the A-series, because change must be explained [Le Poidevin]