Ideas of C.D. Broad, by Theme

[British, 1887 - 1971, Professor at Bristol University, and then Professor of Moral Philosophy at Cambridge University.]

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9. Objects / E. Objects over Time / 4. Four-Dimensionalism
A thing is simply a long event, linked by qualities, and spatio-temporal unity
If short-lived happenings like car crashes are 'events', why not long-lived events like Dover Cliffs?
Surely the past phases of a thing are not parts of the thing?
12. Knowledge Sources / B. Perception / 6. Inference in Perception
Broad rejects the inferential component of the representative theory [Maund]
27. Natural Reality / D. Time / 1. Nature of Time / g. Growing block
The present and past exist, but the future does not [Dummett]
We could say present and past exist, but not future, so that each event adds to the total history
27. Natural Reality / D. Time / 2. Passage of Time / d. Time series
We imagine the present as a spotlight, moving across events from past to future