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Single Idea 22990

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / D. Time / 3. Parts of Time / e. Present moment]

Full Idea

The moving spotlight theorist maintains that there are special temporal properties that entities possess, namely the properties of being present, being past and being future.

Gist of Idea

The moving spotlight says entities can have properties of being present, past or future


Baron,S/Miller,K (Intro to the Philosophy of Time [2019], 1.5.3)

Book Reference

Baron,S/Miller,K: 'Introduction to the Philosophy of Time' [Polity 2019], p.23

A Reaction

Are these thought to be intrinsic properties of the objects, or (more plausibly) relational properties, between objects and times? Either view is weird. Does some godlike part of time scurry along, illuminating things, like a mouse under a carpet?