McTaggart and the Truth about Time
Dyke (Heather)
Source: Craig Callender (ed.) Time, Reality and Experience (CUP, 2002): 137-152
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  1. McTaggart famously argued that time is unreal. Today, almost no one agrees with his conclusion. But his argument remains the locus classicus for both the A-theory and the B-theory of time.
  2. I want to show how McTaggart’s argument provided the impetus for both of these opposing views of the nature of time. I will also show why I support what I take to be the correct view of the nature of time.


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