Time after time | Curio

Time after time

28 mins | Dec 14, 2020

Analysing the differences between 'presentisim' and 'eternalism'. The former contemplates "the notion that everything that exists is only what can and does exist right now," while the latter "the idea that time is not a process but a dimension, and in that dimension all reference points have equal validity, and thus all time, past, present, and future, exists at once, extending (like space) in all directions." Author John Crowley reflects in Lapham's Quarterly on the philosophical belief that it’s possible to live in more than one time, more than one history of the world, without feeling a pressing need to reconcile them.

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From Lapham's Quarterly