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Single Idea 22993

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / D. Time / 2. Passage of Time / a. Experience of time]

Full Idea

If past moments are seen as abstract (rather than concrete) it doesn't follow that because past objects no longer exist that therefore past times do not exist. The abstractionist needs to say which times are concretely realised.

Gist of Idea

For abstractionists past times might still exist, althought their objects don't


Baron,S/Miller,K (Intro to the Philosophy of Time [2019], 1.7.2)

Book Reference

Baron,S/Miller,K: 'Introduction to the Philosophy of Time' [Polity 2019], p.31

A Reaction

Abstractionists see times as representations of change, rather than as substances.