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Single Idea 22911

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / D. Time / 2. Passage of Time / j. Time travel]

Full Idea

If all past, present and future events timelessly coexist, then at least there is a potential destination for the time traveller. …The Presentist treats past and future events as nonexistent, so there is no place for the time traveller to go.

Gist of Idea

At least eternal time gives time travellers a possible destination


Adrian Bardon (Brief History of the Philosophy of Time [2013], 6 'Fictional')

Book Reference

Bardon,Adrian: 'Brief History of the Philosophy of Time' [OUP 2013], p.128

A Reaction

Not a good reason to believe in the eternal block of time, of course. The growing block has a past which can be visited, but no future.