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Time: A. Time is a dimension in which events are arranged. At first, no direction (before / after) is defined with this. A time direction can be obtained in the context of the Second Principle of Thermodynamics. However, a global framework must be assumed, within which there is an increase of entropy. The assumption of increasing entropy does not apply to the comparison of local events. B. In the case of the subjective time, the question of direction is less problematic. The perceived time direction is expressed by the learned use of the terms "before" and "after". See also time arrow, time travel, time reversal, symmetry, duration, space time, relativity theory, four-dimensionalism, world lines.

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Stalnker I 29
Time / Aristotle / Stalnaker: Thesis: neither past nor future exist. - Solution: Memory: = presence of the past. - Present: the presence of presence (seeing). - Future: the presence of a future time: anticipatiaon. - Stalnaker: then statements are true, if they are interpreted as things that exist in the present. - But the fact remains that the times now do not exist. - possible worlds / Stalnaker: then we have to assume two types of possible words for the analogy of times and worlds.


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