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Single Idea 22883

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / D. Time / 2. Passage of Time / h. Change in time]

Full Idea

It is very tough to see how we could understand what change is without understanding what time is.

Gist of Idea

It seems hard to understand change without understanding time first


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.4

A Reaction

This thought is aimed at those who are hoping to define time in terms of change. My working assumption is that time must be a primitive concept in any metaphysics.