B-Theory ⊃ Platonic Forms

The B-theory of time states that any two moments in time t1 and t2 bear a relation to one another of one of the following three varieties: ‘being later-than’ ‘being earlier-than’ or ‘being simultaneous-with’ (where t1 is identical to t2). However, all of these are prepositional. To say that t1 is earlier than t2, for example, is to say that t1 has a relation to t2, expressed by a preposition. This preposition is a universal (cite Bertrand Russell’s argument for Universals from Prepositions). Prepositions are always Universals. Thus, in order to conceive of time as forming a B-series, one must presume the reality of the B-theoretic prepositions ‘being later-than,’ ‘being earlier-than,’ and ‘being simultaneous-with’. Thus, the B-theory presumes the reality of at least three Universals (platonic forms).


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