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McTaggert says time includes an "irreducible" A series, of the past present and future flowing on like we're used to.

I think he says that the A series cannot exist so time isn't real.

McTaggart argued that there is in fact no such thing as time,

What philosophical evidence is there that this "A series" is real?

I ask because I maybe think that while I do seem to experience an A series, that I only really need commit to:

  1. now, and
  2. not now.

And I seem more inclined to accept that while something both is and isn't now, as per the style of McTaggert's argument against the A series, the terms are utterly primitive and unanalyzable and so this is no contradiction.

Does any philosophical text take this approach in an interesting way?

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  • Also where does mctaggart subscribe himself to the A-theory? – virmaior Jul 22 '15 at 9:07
  • ah yeah poorly worded – user6917 Jul 22 '15 at 18:50