Thursday, November 02, 2006

Hasker responds to Chandler on the space-time analogy

Greetings, Hugh and Vic,

I’ll pass on the issue of spatiality, since timelessness doesn’t directly affect this anyway. As for temporality, I think “temporal parts” is a bogus issue. My life can be divided into segments, if you want to talk that way, but there isn’t a “temporal part” of me in each such segment, there is just me. And the same, I should say, for God.

Incidentally, the move to analogize from space to time and back again is one to be resisted; it represents an attempt to treat time as simply another “dimension” analogous to space, an attempt we presentists should resist.

Bill Hasker

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