block universe theory of time

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John McTaggart Ellis McTaggart (1866—1925) philosopher


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The view that reality is in some sense timeless. It is completely captured by description in terms of McTaggart's b-series, or in other words reference to present, past, and future is inessential to the true scientific and metaphysical worldview. Our propensity to think in those terms is explained away as the result of subjective, perspectival pressures.

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