Can Time Pass at the Rate of 1 Second Per Second?

Australasian Journal of Philosophy 89 (3):459 - 465 (2011)
Abstract
Some believe reality is dynamic: time passes, not just in our experience of reality, but objectively, in reality itself. There are many objections to this view. I focus on the rate objection: that time passes only if it passes at the rate of 1 second per second, but that it cannot coherently pass at that rate. Existing replies to this objection do not fully engage with its motivation. My aim is to refute the rate objection. Time can coherently pass at the rate of 1 second per second. This does not conclusively show that time passes, but it removes one of the main obstacles to believing that it does.
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DOI 10.1080/00048402.2010.503764
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