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Single Idea 15104

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / D. Time / 1. Nature of Time / f. Eternalism]

Full Idea

What seems so wrong about the 'moving spotlight' theory is that here one time is privileged, but all the times are on a par ontologically.

Gist of Idea

The 'moving spotlight' theory makes one time privileged, while all times are on a par ontologically


Ross P. Cameron (On the Source of Necessity [2010], 4)

Book Reference

'Modality', ed/tr. Hale,B/Hoffman,A [OUP 2010], p.149

A Reaction

The whole thing is baffling, but this looks like a good point. All our intuitions make presentism (there's only the present) look like a better theory than the moving spotlight (that the present is just 'special').