Metaphysica 15 (1):157-172 (2014)

Claudio Mazzola
University of Queensland
The so-called no-rate argument argues that time cannot flow or pass in the literal sense of that term, because its motion can be assigned no meaningful rate. This paper examines a yet unexplored objection to the no-rate argument, which consists in showing that the argument itself is based on an extended conception of motion, according to which it is meaningful and consistent to say that time flows at no well-defined rate.
Keywords Time  Flow  Rate  Speed
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