The new paradox of temporal transience

Philosophical Quarterly 42 (168):357-366 (1992)

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David J. Buller
Northern Illinois University
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McTaggart raised a famed paradox regarding the transientist conception of time, the idea that the present moves into the future to overtake future events (or, alternatively, that future events move into the present) and past events recede further and further into the past as time goes on. Schlesinger has recently attempted an ingenious transientist solution to McTaggart's paradox. We will argue that Schlesinger's solution to McTaggart's paradox itself gives rise to a new, yet perfectly parallel, paradox which can only be resolved by abandoning the transientist view of time.
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