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27. Natural Reality / D. Time / 3. Parts of Time / a. Beginning of time

[whether time has a first instant]

5 ideas
What could have triggered the beginning [of time and being]? [Parmenides]
Democritus (unlike Plato alone) thinks that time must have been created [Democritus, by Aristotle]
Time came into existence with the heavens, so that there will be a time when they can be dissolved [Plato]
It is hard to see how either time or movement could come into existence or be destroyed [Aristotle]
The present is the past/future boundary, so the first moment of time was not present [Le Poidevin]