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I have thought about it, in my own terms, long enough to think that there's no A series.

But maybe this can inspire me to something more interesting, less analytic.

Do any continental philosophers write much on the B series as opposed to the A?

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    I honestly have no idea what you mean by "A series" or "B series". Coming out of your own thought, with your own terms, would you mind giving us comprehendable descriptions of what you want to subsume under these terms? – Philip Klöcking Mar 8 '16 at 14:54
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    @Philip Klöcking I assume the question refers to the philosophy of time by McTaggart. He discriminates A-series and B-series. – Jo Wehler Mar 8 '16 at 14:57
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    I don't know of any continental philosophers who have addressed the metaphysics of time. Typically continental philosophers who are interested in time are interested in the phenomenology--the experience of time and profess themselves utterly uninterested in the metaphysics. – shane Mar 8 '16 at 15:19
  • @klocking: I admit I'd never heard of McTaggart before finding him on the SEP site; interestingly, given the question he was a 'dedicated interpreter and defender of Hegel'. – Mozibur Ullah Mar 8 '16 at 18:27
  • @MoziburUllah: Funny enough, I would have named Hegel as implicitly historicizing as B-type. I know of a strong tradition of the philosophy of history in the 20th century in France, too, but cannot tell if they explicitly adress this destinction anywhere. – Philip Klöcking Mar 8 '16 at 19:26

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