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Single Idea 22973

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / D. Time / 2. Passage of Time / d. Time series]

Full Idea

The flow of time seems to be an objective feature of reality because of 1) the present moment can be objectively distinguished, 2) time has an objective direction, of earlier and later, and 3) there is something objectively dynamic about time.

Gist of Idea

The present moment, time's direction, and time's dynamic quality seem to be objective facts


Huw Price (The Flow of Time [2011], 1.1)

Book Reference

'Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Time', ed/tr. Callender,Craig [OUP 2013], p.276

A Reaction

Price sets out to undermine all three of these claims, in implicit defence of a psychological view. I disagree with him.