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Single Idea 22951

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / D. Time / 2. Passage of Time / g. Time's arrow]

Full Idea

If the Psychological account of time's arrow is correct …then there is nothing to prevent different minds from imposing different orders on the world.

Gist of Idea

If time's arrow is psychological then different minds can impose different orders on events


Robin Le Poidevin (Travels in Four Dimensions [2003], 12 'The mind's')

Book Reference

Le Poidevin,Robin: 'Travels in Four Dimensions' [OUP 2003], p.217

A Reaction

All we need is for two people to disagree about the order of some past events. The idea that we are psychologically creating time's arrow when everyone feels they are its victims strikes me as a particularly silly theory.

Related Idea

Idea 22948 There are Thermodynamic, Psychological and Causal arrows of time [Le Poidevin]