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Single Idea 22882

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / D. Time / 3. Parts of Time / d. Measuring time]

Full Idea

Roughly speaking, we use calendars to track the order of events in time, and clocks to track changes and the passing of events.

Gist of Idea

We use calendars for the order of events, and clocks for their passing


Adrian Bardon (Brief History of the Philosophy of Time [2013], Intro)

Book Reference

Bardon,Adrian: 'Brief History of the Philosophy of Time' [OUP 2013], p.1

A Reaction

So calendars cover the B-Series and clocks the A-Series, showing that this distinction is deeply embedded, and wasn't invented by McTaggart.