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Single Idea 15203

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / C. Space-Time / 2. Time / b. Tensed (A) time]

Full Idea

Tense plays a crucial role in thought and action.

Gist of Idea

Tense is essential for thought and action


report of John Perry (The Problem of the Essential Indexical [1979]) by Robin Le Poidevin - Past, Present and Future of Debate about Tense 3 a

Book Reference

'Questions of Time and Tense', ed/tr. Le Poidevin,R [OUP 2002], p.28

A Reaction

This is important, because much of our metaphysics is dominated by a detached 'scientific' description of reality, which is given a rather passive character. If processes take centre stage, which they should, then our own processes are part of it.