How do philosophers explain discontinuous time? I don't mean how do they account for it, but how do they show what is meant by the term. What is meant by it? Specifically, how do they account for changes in tense?
Mellor, Real Time 2. This is the common sense understanding of A times.
And, supposing that B times are not discontinuous, but A times are, does that mean the present does not end (nor begin)?
This ideas seems to follow quite sensibly from the bold, so I'm just asking if anyone takes this route.
e.g., if a continuous interval is divided by an instant T along it, and that is discontinuous with that interval's end, surely that instant T necessarily belongs to the interval ending at that time T. Any instant belongs to an extended "now" before it, and so does not belong to the beginning of the interval after it.
What is after the present never begins (and likewise what is before the present never ends).