Can phenomenologists believe in future mathematical instants? I'm a little confused about how that philosophy is meant to work.

I don't think I'm acquainted with the future as opposed to the immediate past etc. Correct me if I'm wrong? So I was wondering if that meant that, phenomenologically speaking, we can't divide it up into infinitely small instants.

  • Me being philosophically ignorant, I looked up phenomenology on Wiki, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phenomenology_(philosophy). I found nothing in there relating to mathematical instants. Can you loop me in to the reasoning process in your question? What aspect of phenomenology relates to having belief in mathematical instants. Also, by "mathematical instant" I suppose you mean a real number. Nobody needs to believe the real numbers exist in the real world, they're a highly abstract mathematical construction that may or may not have anything to do with the world. – user4894 May 28 '18 at 3:08
  • Many many dots are missing here. Can't really see a clear connection b/ween future mathematical instants and phenomenology nor any idea why one would pose a problem for the other. – virmaior May 28 '18 at 7:36

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