Mc Taggart and the Truth about Time

In Craig Callender (ed.), Time, Reality and Experience. Cambridge University Press. pp. 137- (2002)
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Abstract

McTaggart famously argued that time is unreal. Today, almost no one agrees with his conclusion. But his argument remains the locus classicus for both the A-theory and the B-theory of time. I show how McTaggart’s argument provided the impetus for both of these opposing views of the nature of time. I also present and defend what I take to be the correct view of the nature of time.

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Heather Dyke
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