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Single Idea 22938

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / D. Time / 2. Passage of Time / f. Tenseless (B) series]

Full Idea

The causal connection between the past and the present seems to require that the past is as real as the present.

Gist of Idea

To say that the past causes the present needs them both to be equally real


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

Book Reference

Le Poidevin,Robin: 'Travels in Four Dimensions' [OUP 2003], p.140

A Reaction

Cause and effect need to conjoin in space, but their subsequent separation doesn't seem to be a problem. The idea that causes and their effects must be eternally compresent is an absurdity.