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Single Idea 22953

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

Full Idea

If there is no temporal gap between cause and effect, then the causal analysis of time's arrow is doomed.

Gist of Idea

Time's arrow is not causal if there is no temporal gap between cause and effect


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

Book Reference

Le Poidevin,Robin: 'Travels in Four Dimensions' [OUP 2003], p.226

A Reaction

A number of recent commentators have rejected the sharp distinction between cause and effect, seeing it as a unified process (which takes time to occur).

Related Ideas

Idea 14533 Causation doesn't have two distinct relata; it is a single unfolding process [Mumford/Anjum]

Idea 22619 Causes are not agents; the whole interaction is the cause, and the changed compound is the effect [Ingthorsson]