Deflating the Direction of Time
This essay discusses the book ‘The Future’ by J.R. Lucas. Lucas rejects the theory championed by most philosophers — that time is a linear array of instants at which physical and mental events are location. It is argued despite Lucas’ claims of being an advocate of ‘time flow’ and of ‘the unreality of the future,’ his explanations of these ideas show that what he has in mind is something that anti-metaphysical naturalists can readily accept.
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