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Single Idea 15189

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / C. Space-Time / 2. Time / i. Time and change]

Full Idea

Events and objects that have ceased to exist change their A-series position (by becoming increasingly past), but persisting objects, in contrast, change their present B-series position.

Gist of Idea

Things which have ceased change their A-series position; things that persist change their B-series position


Robin Le Poidevin (Intro to 'Questions of Time and Tense' [1998], 1 n2)

Book Reference

'Questions of Time and Tense', ed/tr. Le Poidevin,R [OUP 2002], p.3

A Reaction

The second half seems to imply a 'moving spotlight' of the present. This distinction is important, as it creates problems for all theories. The asymmetry seems weird.