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Single Idea 22903

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

Full Idea

The static (B-series) theory, by embracing the relational temporal properties 'earlier' and 'later', adds a directional ordering to the block of events.

Gist of Idea

The B-series adds directionality when it accepts 'earlier' and 'later'


Adrian Bardon (Brief History of the Philosophy of Time [2013], 5 'Time's')

Book Reference

Bardon,Adrian: 'Brief History of the Philosophy of Time' [OUP 2013], p.112

A Reaction

I'm not clear whether this addition to the B-series picture is optional or obligatory. It is important that it seems to be a bolt-on feature, not immediately implied by the timeless series. What would Einstein say?