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Single Idea 22988

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

Full Idea

The standard block universe theory combines EntityEverywhenism with the B-theory of time.

Gist of Idea

The block universe theory says entities of all times exist, and time is the B-series


Baron,S/Miller,K (Intro to the Philosophy of Time [2019], 1.4)

Book Reference

Baron,S/Miller,K: 'Introduction to the Philosophy of Time' [Polity 2019], p.16

A Reaction

This is also known as 'eternalism'. These authors emphasise that there is an ontological commitment to the objects of past and future in eternalism, as well as the B-series view of the moments of time.

Related Ideas

Idea 22987 The past (unlike the future) is fixed, along with truths about it, by the existence of past objects [Baron/Miller]

Idea 22986 The C-series rejects A and B, and just sees times as order by betweenness, without direction [Baron/Miller]