Ideas from 'The Tenseless Theory of Time' by J.J.C. Smart [2008], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Contemporary Debates in Metaphysics' (ed/tr Sider/Hawthorne/Zimmerman) [Blackwell 2008,978-1-4051-1229-1]].

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1. Philosophy / E. Nature of Metaphysics / 1. Nature of Metaphysics
Metaphysics should avoid talk of past, present or future
26. Natural Theory / B. Concepts of Nature / 4. Time / b. Tensed (A) time
The past, present, future and tenses of A-theory are too weird, and should be analysed indexically
If time flows, then 'how fast does it flow?' is a tricky question
26. Natural Theory / B. Concepts of Nature / 4. Time / f. Presentism
Special relativity won't determine a preferred frame, but we can pick one externally