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Single Idea 22940

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

Full Idea

What in the B-universe determines my temporal perspective? I can move around in space at will, but I have no choice over where I am in time. What time I am is something that changes, and again I have no control over that

Gist of Idea

If the B-universe is eternal, why am I trapped in a changing moment of it?


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

Book Reference

Le Poidevin,Robin: 'Travels in Four Dimensions' [OUP 2003], p.142

A Reaction

The B-series always has to be asserted from the point of view of eternity (e.g. by Einstein). Yet an omniscient mind would still see each of us trapped in our transient moments, so that is part of eternal reality.