Ideas from 'Scientific Thought' by C.D. Broad [1923], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Scientific Thought' by Broad,C.D. [Routledge 2010,978-0-415-61413-9]].

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9. Objects / E. Objects over Time / 4. Four-Dimensionalism
A thing is simply a long event, linked by qualities, and spatio-temporal unity
If short-lived happenings like car crashes are 'events', why not long-lived events like Dover Cliffs?
27. Natural Reality / C. Space-Time / 2. Time / h. Growing block of time
The present and past exist, but the future does not
We could say present and past exist, but not future, so that each event adds to the total history