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Matias Kimi Slavov
Tampere University
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McTaggart famously introduced the A- and B-series as rival metaphysical accounts of time. This paper shall reorient the debate over the original distinction. Instead of treating the series as competing theories about the nature of time, it will be argued that they are different viewpoints on a world that is fundamentally physical. To that end, non-reductive physicalism is proposed to reconcile the series.
Keywords A- and B-series  McTaggart  special relativity  non-reductive physicalism
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