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Single Idea 22931

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / C. Space / 6. Space-Time]

Full Idea

The most characteristic features of time, which distinguish it from space, are the fact that time passes, and the fact that the present is in some sense unique

Gist of Idea

We distinguish time from space, because it passes, and it has a unique present moment


Robin Le Poidevin (Travels in Four Dimensions [2003], 08 'Mystery')

Book Reference

Le Poidevin,Robin: 'Travels in Four Dimensions' [OUP 2003], p.122

A Reaction

The B-series view tries to avoid passing time and present moments. I suspect that modern proponents of the B-series mainly want to unifying their view of time with Einstein's, to give us a scientific space-time.

Related Idea

Idea 22932 We don't just describe a time as 'now' from a private viewpoint, but as a fact about the world [Le Poidevin]