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Single Idea 22991

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / D. Time / 1. Nature of Time / g. Growing block]

Full Idea

According to the spotlight and growing block views, there is a single objectively present moment, and also other objectively existing moments. But then how do persons in those different moments know which one is present?

Gist of Idea

How can we know this is the present moment, if other times are real?


Baron,S/Miller,K (Intro to the Philosophy of Time [2019], 1.6)

Book Reference

Baron,S/Miller,K: 'Introduction to the Philosophy of Time' [Polity 2019], p.25

A Reaction

[compressed example] This sceptical thought leads either towards Presentism (we know we are present because that's all there is), or Eternalism (there is no present moment, so no problem). A good objection to spotlight and growing block.

Related Idea

Idea 22992 If we are actually in the past then we shouldn't experience time passing [Baron/Miller]