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February 15, 2008


Jacob Hendrickson

Mellor's argument easily falls into a transcendental egoism.

Jacob Hendrickson

It appears that Mellor is defending a Tractatus-Logico Philosophicus view of time, (ie "there is no such thing as the passage of time.") I don't know if it is anti Heideggerian, but maybe. I do think, however, that Wittgenstein would somehow find a place for the words "past, present, and future" in our existence.

Matthew Jones

I am a classical musician and am very aware of the manipulation of events in small scale perceptive time. I think fundamentally that things exist and are in motion. This allows for a "time" that is purely relative: time need not be a thing, but a perception. There is no need for a "flow of time" but a flow of things through space perceived in relation to other events. Those events which are periodic being the most readily impressive to humans and are thus our supposed "measure of time." I suggest that that idea that "things exist and move in space" gives rise to the same directionality of happenings as does the idea of "time's arrow" or flow.


thank you.


Whew! That was complicated! Very useful though!

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