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Date Created: 09/15/15
Time CS 4452 Text notes The Flow of Time a General conception of time it is owing and in constant motion i But how can be the measure of motion if it itself is moving b Examining the ow of time i A motion of a train moving from point A to point B is de ned by its reference to time ii If motion is measured by time should time have some sort of measurement 1 One possibility is that time moves in a However this would present an in nite cycle hypertime would thus be measured by hyperhypertime and so on 2 Time could move in respect to itself a The text this explanation seems too trivial The SpaceTime Theory a The idea that time is in motion could be wrong and that time is instead similar to space b Three similarities of spacetime i Objects no matter their distance in space or in time exist 1 All objects exist somewhere in spacetime ii Objects in space are different in certain parts of space objects are also different through various parts of time iii There is no objective here or now 1 Certain times and spaces are neither privileged Class notes Three Theories of Time 1 only events and entities that occur in the present exist i The view of time is that of a thing unto itself it is a measure of changing spatial relationships among objects ii Events change status according to past present future 2 the past and present exist and the future does not i With the passing of time the world comes into being 3 all points in time are equally real i Time is just another dimension and there is no objective ow of time similar to space no privileged here II The Flow of Time 1 Both the presentism and the growing block theory argue that time ows the present is always moving forward
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