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Single Idea 22952

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

Full Idea

An objection to the Causal analysis of time's arrow is that it is surely possible for non-simultaneous events to be causally unconnected.

Gist of Idea

If time's arrow is causal, how can there be non-simultaneous events that are causally unconnected?


Robin Le Poidevin (Travels in Four Dimensions [2003], 12 'Seeds')

Book Reference

Le Poidevin,Robin: 'Travels in Four Dimensions' [OUP 2003], p.219

A Reaction

I suppose the events could be linked causally by intermediaries. If reality is a vast causal nexus, everything leads to everything else, in some remote way. It's still a good objections, though.