In the current debate on the nature of time one can identify two competing positions: the eternalist (B-series) and the Aristotelian (A-series) position. Which is the adequate one? I argue for the reality of becoming (A-series) on the basis of the experience, undeniable even for an eternalist, of the change of appearance in consciousness. I begin with formal characterizations of the A-theory and the B-theory on the general phenomenon of becoming. Th en, I analyse the notion of change of appearing to consciousness. It turns out that it is not possible to provide an account of it in B-theoretical terms. For at least one state of aff airs p of phenomenal nature it is certain that the reality of becoming is given: A(before, p) ∧ ¬A(now, p).

Galvan, S., Reality of Phenomenal Becoming, in Stadler, F., Stoeltzner, M. (ed.), Time and History. Zeit und Geschichte, Ontos Verlav, Frankfurt am Main 2006: 63- 76 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/76084]

Reality of Phenomenal Becoming

Galvan, Sergio
2006

Abstract

In the current debate on the nature of time one can identify two competing positions: the eternalist (B-series) and the Aristotelian (A-series) position. Which is the adequate one? I argue for the reality of becoming (A-series) on the basis of the experience, undeniable even for an eternalist, of the change of appearance in consciousness. I begin with formal characterizations of the A-theory and the B-theory on the general phenomenon of becoming. Th en, I analyse the notion of change of appearing to consciousness. It turns out that it is not possible to provide an account of it in B-theoretical terms. For at least one state of aff airs p of phenomenal nature it is certain that the reality of becoming is given: A(before, p) ∧ ¬A(now, p).
Inglese
Time and History. Zeit und Geschichte
3-938793-17-1
Ontos Verlav
Galvan, S., Reality of Phenomenal Becoming, in Stadler, F., Stoeltzner, M. (ed.), Time and History. Zeit und Geschichte, Ontos Verlav, Frankfurt am Main 2006: 63- 76 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/76084]
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