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Single Idea 22900

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / D. Time / 1. Nature of Time / h. Denying time]

Full Idea

Even questioning the passage of time may be self-defeating: can any question be meaningfully asked or understood without presuming the passage of time from the inception of the question to its conclusion?

Gist of Idea

How can we question the passage of time, if the question takes time to ask?


Adrian Bardon (Brief History of the Philosophy of Time [2013], 4 'Pervasive')

Book Reference

Bardon,Adrian: 'Brief History of the Philosophy of Time' [OUP 2013], p.98

A Reaction

[He cites P.J. Zwart for this] We can at least, in B-series style, specify the starting and finishing times of the question, without talk of its passage. Nice point, though.