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Single Idea 14006

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / D. Time / 2. Passage of Time / e. Tensed (A) series]

Full Idea

We say that time 'flows', that the past is 'fixed' but the future is 'open'; we only dread the future, but not the past; we remember the past but not the future; we plan for the future but not the past.

Gist of Idea

Time flows, past is fixed, future is open, future is feared but not past, we remember past, we plan future


Craig Bourne (A Future for Presentism [2006], Intro III)

Book Reference

Bourne,Craig: 'A Future for Presentism' [OUP 2006], p.15

A Reaction

These seem pretty overwhelming reasons for accepting an asymmetry between the past and the future. If you reject that, you seem to be mired in a multitude of contradictions. Your error theory is going to be massive.