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27. Natural Reality / D. Time / 1. Nature of Time / e. Eternalism

[all times exist together, without division into parts]

8 ideas
Eternity coexists with passing time, as the centre of a circle coexists with its circumference [Aquinas]
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]
The block universe theory says entities of all times exist, and time is the B-series [Baron/Miller]