A Rate of Passage
Maudlin (Tim)
Source: Manuscrito: Revista Internacional de Filosofia, Campinas (Brazil): Vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 75-79, Jan - Mar 2017
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  1. In "Tallant (Jonathan) - Temporal Passage and the ‘no alternate possibilities’ argument", Jonathan Tallant takes up one objection based on the observation that if time passes at the rate of one second per second there is no other possible rate at which it could pass.
  2. The argument rests on the premise that if time passes at some rate then it could have passed at some other rate. Since no alternative rate seems to be coherent, one concludes that time cannot pass at all.
  3. The obvious weak point of the NAP is the premise itself.

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