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Ideas of Adrian Bardon, by Text

[American, fl. 2013, Professor at Wake Forest Unviersity.]

2013 Brief History of the Philosophy of Time
p.33 We should treat time as adverbial, so we don't experience time, we experience things temporally [Bardon]
Intro p.1 We use calendars for the order of events, and clocks for their passing
Intro p.4 It seems hard to understand change without understanding time first
1 'Aristotle's' p.15 The modern idea of 'limit' allows infinite quantities to have a finite sum
1 'Arrow' p.12 The motion of a thing should be a fact in the present moment
2 'Kantian' p.35 We experience static states (while walking round a house) and observe change (ship leaving dock)
2 'Realism' p.42 Experiences of motion may be overlapping, thus stretching out the experience
4 'Pervasive' p.96 What is time's passage relative to, and how fast does it pass?
4 'Pervasive' p.98 How can we question the passage of time, if the question takes time to ask?
4 'Pervasive' p.99 The B-series needs a revised view of causes, laws and explanations
4 'Pervasive' p.99 Why does an effect require a prior event if the prior event isn't a cause?
4 'Reasons' p.82 The B-series is realist about time, but idealist about its passage
4 'Reasons' p.84 The A-series says a past event is becoming more past, but how can it do that?
5 'Causal' p.118 We judge memories to be of the past because the events cause the memories
5 'Causal' p.118 To define time's arrow by causation, we need a timeless definition of causation
5 'Psychological' p.113 The psychological arrow of time is the direction from our memories to our anticipations
5 'Thermodynamic' p.114 Becoming disordered is much easier for a system than becoming ordered
5 'Thermodynamic' p.115 The direction of entropy is probabilistic, not necessary, so cannot be identical to time's arrow
5 'Thermodynamic' p.116 It is arbitrary to reverse time in a more orderly universe, but not in a sub-system of it
5 'Time's' p.112 The B-series adds directionality when it accepts 'earlier' and 'later'
6 'Fictional' p.128 At least eternal time gives time travellers a possible destination
6 'Time travel' p.131 Time travel is not a paradox if we include it in the eternal continuum of events
8 'Confronting' p.170 An equally good question would be why there was nothing instead of something
8 'Realism' p.162 The universe expands, so space-time is enlarging