|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._____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments. |
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Identity in Time/temporal Identity/Millikan: Thesis: something like identity about time does not seem to exist at first sight. In the end, however, I will admit that it exists. It has the same structure as the identity of perfect substances (see Chapter 16, e.g. Gold, can also be a property).
Temporal identity/Millikan: is, however, only an identity in situ ((s), i.e., one that exists only in a given object, not according to a natural law).
Identity/Millikan: real identity, on the other hand, is a matter of natural necessity, similar to causality.
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Consistency/Millikan: ...consistency is basically a law of ontology. (see below: an object must not contain any contradictory properties in itself)._____________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.
R. G. Millikan
Language, Thought, and Other Biological Categories: New Foundations for Realism Cambridge 1987