Ideas of C.D. Broad, by Theme

[British, 1887 - 1971, Professor at Bristol University, and then Professor of Moral Philosophy at Cambridge University.]

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9. Objects / E. Objects over Time / 4. Four-Dimensionalism
A thing is simply a long event, linked by qualities, and spatio-temporal unity
If short-lived happenings like car crashes are 'events', why not long-lived events like Dover Cliffs?
Surely the past phases of a thing are not parts of the thing?
12. Knowledge Sources / B. Perception / 6. Inference in Perception
Broad rejects the inferential component of the representative theory
26. Natural Theory / B. Concepts of Nature / 4. Time / h. Growing block of time
The present and past exist, but the future does not
We could say present and past exist, but not future, so that each event adds to the total history