Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Geach I 305
Time/McTaggart: time is an illusion. - GeachVs: if my distinctions between past, present and future would be a false perception of an unchangeable whole, then it remains true that I have different and incompatible illusions with respect to what realities are present - (s) "I had at the time t another illusion than at time t" - McTaggartVs: temporal consciousness must not be written temporally itself - GeachVs: individual temporal impressions need not be written temporally, but their comparison - consciousness: must be dimensionless according to McTaggart - GeachVs: we can also turn our attention backwards.
Meixner I 141
Time/McTaggart: B Theory: B Series: the sequence of the time points according to their order is relative to each other
A Series: Past Present Future.
Question: Is the B theory complete or does it have to be supplemented by an A theory?
Meixner: this belongs to the general metaphysics, not to the special metaphysics examined here.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.

Gea I
P.T. Geach
Logic Matters Oxford 1972

Mei I
U. Meixner
Einführung in die Ontologie Darmstadt 2004

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-07-24