Ideas of J.M.E. McTaggart, by Theme

[British, 1866 - 1925, Born in London. At Trinity College, Cambridge.]

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7. Existence / B. Change in Existence / 1. Nature of Change
Change is not just having two different qualities at different points in some series
26. Natural Theory / B. Concepts of Nature / 4. Time / a. Time
A-series uses past, present and future; B-series uses 'before' and 'after'
A-series expressions place things in time, and their truth varies; B-series is relative, and always true
For McTaggart time is seen either as fixed, or as relative to events
The B-series must depend on the A-series, because change must be explained
26. Natural Theory / B. Concepts of Nature / 4. Time / e. Existence of time
There could be no time if nothing changed