時間の推移と記述の固定:マクタガートの「矛盾」に対する第一の書き換え [in Japanese]
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This paper aims to update McTaggart's "contradiction" and to rethink the reality of time. According to McTaggart, every event has all of the incompatible A-characteristics. In other words, "past", "present", and "future" are both incompatible and compatible. This is McTaggart's "contradiction". I try to interpret this contradiction as follows: temporal becoming makes A-characteristics incompatible, while fixing them within description makes them compatible, and that temporal becoming and fixing them within description cannot help subsuming each other repeatedly. My interpretation suggests that this updated "contradiction" provides a proper reality of time (not unreality of time).
- Kagaku tetsugaku
Kagaku tetsugaku 37(2), 1-15, 2004
The Philosophy of Science Society, Japan