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Single Idea 14013

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / D. Time / 1. Nature of Time / a. Absolute time]

Full Idea

There is in special relativity a notion of 'absolute past', and of 'absolute future', and of 'absolute elsewhere', and of 'absolute simultaneity' (of events occurring at their space-time conjunction).

Gist of Idea

Special Relativity allows an absolute past, future, elsewhere and simultaneity


Craig Bourne (A Future for Presentism [2006], 5.III)

Book Reference

Bourne,Craig: 'A Future for Presentism' [OUP 2006], p.153

A Reaction

[My summary of his paragraph] I am inclined to agree with Bourne that there is enough here to build some sort of notion of 'present' that will support the doctrine of Presentism.

Related Idea

Idea 13993 Special Relativity denies the absolute present which Presentism needs [Markosian]