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Single Idea 22999

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / D. Time / 2. Passage of Time / b. Rate of time]

Full Idea

It seems we are forced to measure the rate of time's passing against itself. But that's just not a meaningful rate. So time has no rate. So it doesn't flow. So there is no such thing as temporal passage.

Gist of Idea

It is meaningless to measure the rate of time using time itself, and without a rate there is no flow


Baron,S/Miller,K (Intro to the Philosophy of Time [2019], 2.3.1)

Book Reference

Baron,S/Miller,K: 'Introduction to the Philosophy of Time' [Polity 2019], p.43

A Reaction

It is suggested that you can exchange dollars one for one, so time might move at one second per second. But you can't exchange your own dollars with yourself at one-for-one. That is meaningless. Time is NOT a substance which flows.