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Single Idea 22901

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / D. Time / 2. Passage of Time / f. Tenseless (B) series]

Full Idea

If we accept the static (B-series) view, we have to reevaluate how we think about causation, natural laws, and scientific explanation.

Gist of Idea

The B-series needs a revised view of causes, laws and explanations


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.99

A Reaction

Any scientific account which refers to events seems to imply a dynamic view of time. Lots of scientists and philosophers endorse the static view of time, but then fail to pursue its implications.

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Idea 8968 If the flagpole causally explains the shadow, the shadow cannot explain the flagpole [Lowe]