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26. Natural Theory / B. Concepts of Nature / 4. Time / g. Eternalism

[all times exist together, without division into parts]

6 ideas
Maybe past (which affects us) and future (which we can affect) are both real [Dummett]
The spotlight theorists accepts eternal time, but with a spotlight of the present moving across it [Sider]
Eternalism says all times are equally real, and future and past objects and properties are real [Merricks]
'Eternalism' is the thesis that reality includes past, present and future entities [Crisp,TM]
The 'moving spotlight' theory makes one time privileged, while all times are on a par ontologically [Cameron]
If time is symmetrical between past and future, why do they look so different? [Vetter]