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Single Idea 5561

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / D. Time / 2. Passage of Time / b. Rate of time]

Full Idea

If one were to ascribe succession to time itself, one would have to think yet another time in which this succession would be possible.

Gist of Idea

If time involved succession, we must think of another time in which succession occurs


Immanuel Kant (Critique of Pure Reason [1781], B226/A183)

Book Reference

Kant,Immanuel: 'Critique of Pure Reason', ed/tr. Guyer,P /Wood,A W [CUO 1998], p.300

A Reaction

The implication of this might be that while we must believe that time exists, we are utterly incapable of imagining its existence.