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Single Idea 5560

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / D. Time / 2. Passage of Time / a. Experience of time]

Full Idea

The three 'modi' of time are persistence, succession and simultaneity.


'Modi' are forms

Gist of Idea

The three modes of time are persistence, succession and simultaneity


Immanuel Kant (Critique of Pure Reason [1781], B219/A177)

Book Reference

Kant,Immanuel: 'Critique of Pure Reason', ed/tr. Guyer,P /Wood,A W [CUO 1998], p.296

A Reaction

I find such an assertion quite breathtaking in its confidence. How does he know this? It is tempting to try to reduce the three modes down to two or one. See Ideas 2608 and 4230 for McTaggart's reduction to two.

Related Ideas

Idea 2608 For McTaggart time is seen either as fixed, or as relative to events [McTaggart, by Ayer]

Idea 4230 A-series expressions place things in time, and their truth varies; B-series is relative, and always true [McTaggart, by Lowe]