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Neither Presentism nor Eternalism

ROVELLI, Carlo (2019) Neither Presentism nor Eternalism. [Preprint]

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Is reality three-dimensional and becoming real (Presentism), or is reality four-dimensional and becoming illusory (Eternalism)? Both options raise difficulties. I argue that we do not need to be trapped by this dilemma. There is a third possibility: reality has a more complex temporal structure than either of these two naive options. Fundamental becoming is real, but local and unoriented. A notion of present is well defined, but only locally and in the context of approximations

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Item Type: Preprint
ROVELLI, Carlorovelli@cpt.univ-mrs.fr0000-0003-1724-9737
Keywords: Special Relativity, Time, McTaggart, Reality of Time
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Depositing User: Carlo ROVELLI
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2019 03:48
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2019 03:48
Item ID: 16506
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Date: 6 October 2019

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