Single Idea 19026

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / D. Time / 1. Nature of Time / f. Eternalism]

Full Idea

Any defender of the symmetry of time will have to provide some explanation of the obstinate appearance that the future is very different from the past.

Gist of Idea

If time is symmetrical between past and future, why do they look so different?


Barbara Vetter (Potentiality [2015], 5.8)

Book Reference

Vetter,Barbara: 'Potentiality: from Dispositions to Modality' [OUP 2015], p.191

A Reaction

Presumably you have to say that it is all there, but only one end of the time spectrum is revealed to us, namely the past. But how do we get this uniquely lopsided view? Being an ominiscient god is more obvious than being a lopsided human.