Single Idea 17243

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / D. Time / 2. Passage of Time / k. Temporal truths]

Full Idea

When people speak of the times of their predecessors, they do not think after their predecessors are gone that their times can be any where else than in the memory of those that remember.

Gist of Idea

Past times can't exist anywhere, apart from in our memories


Thomas Hobbes (De Corpore (Elements, First Section) [1655], 2.07.03)

Book Reference

Hobbes,Thomas: 'Metaphysical Writings', ed/tr. Calkins,Mary Whiton [Open Court 1905], p.46