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The Philosophy of Time


  • Morgan Gilbert Polygence



Indexicality, Physics, Time


This paper is about the theories regarding the reality of time. It specifically defends the Dummett-McTaggart thesis that time is unreal. It proves that time is a man-made concept for an artificial phenomenon rather than a naturally occurring phenomenon. This study proposes a new version of the Dummett-McTaggart theory in which time and space are intertwined. It demonstrates the connection between time and space by describing experiments executed in the past. It also defines other laws of the universe and relates them to time. This illustrates how the concept of time does not connect to a full description of reality. By doing this, this paper effectively persuades the reader that time does not exist.


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