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    Today, 01:58 PM
    Jim B. replied to a thread B Theory Of Time... in Philosophy 201
    It's not the future for God. You keep thinking of it as our future that God can 'already see' that is hidden from us. It is the future within the...
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    Today, 01:35 PM
    Jim B. replied to a thread B Theory Of Time... in Philosophy 201
    God would only be seeing the future from our perspective. there is no future from his perspective, only an eternal present.
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    06-04-2020, 02:33 PM
    Jim B. replied to a thread B Theory Of Time... in Philosophy 201
    Right, but why would that be B-Theory? A and B-Theory are about the internal nature of the time series. God's outside that series. It would be...
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    06-04-2020, 02:24 PM
    Jim B. replied to a thread Reasons and Causes in Philosophy 201
    It says right there in your quote: "while not one of logical entailment..." And the article you link to is a lengthy philosophical argument defending...
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    06-04-2020, 01:31 PM
    Jim B. replied to a thread B Theory Of Time... in Philosophy 201
    Not if God transcends time and temporal categories altogether.
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    06-04-2020, 01:23 PM
    Jim B. replied to a thread B Theory Of Time... in Philosophy 201
    I'm not saying God is 'guessing.' I'm saying that God knows what is our future because it is his eternal present even though that future is genuinely...
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    06-04-2020, 01:19 PM
    Jim B. replied to a thread B Theory Of Time... in Philosophy 201
    Either a clockwork purely deterministic universe, or God is outside of time somehow, like I said, and knows what our future is. From his perspective,...
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    06-04-2020, 01:08 PM
    Jim B. replied to a thread B Theory Of Time... in Philosophy 201
    That's more in line with Augustine's and Boethius' ideas. I think a dipolar God makes the most sense, that there's an aspect of God's nature that's...
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    06-04-2020, 12:13 AM
    Jim B. replied to a thread B Theory Of Time... in Philosophy 201
    If God could foretell the future with absolute certainty, then that isn't A-Theory. If it's A-Theory, the future doesn't exist. Prophecy could still...
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    06-03-2020, 01:42 PM
    Jim B. replied to a thread B Theory Of Time... in Philosophy 201
    But in A-Theory, the future doesn't exist, so God could be ignorant of the future and still be omniscient.
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    06-03-2020, 01:39 PM
    Jim B. replied to a thread Reasons and Causes in Philosophy 201
    Once again, scientific method is warranted by methodological naturalism. Metaphysical naturalism is not required for instrumental, methodological...
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    06-03-2020, 01:31 PM
    Jim B. replied to a thread B Theory Of Time... in Philosophy 201
    I don't see it necessarily as each moment being equally real, or as identifying my self with each "Now." I'm an ongoing project with a past that...
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    06-02-2020, 01:42 PM
    Jim B. replied to a thread B Theory Of Time... in Philosophy 201
    But why is that the way my brain works? Is it just an anomaly? It's essential to my identity, my "being towards death" etc. If it's just a trick or...
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    06-02-2020, 01:39 PM
    Jim B. replied to a thread B Theory Of Time... in Philosophy 201
    Augustine and Boethius both believed that God existed 'outside' of time, and that time itself unfolded freely and so conformed to A-Theory. God would...
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    06-02-2020, 01:25 PM
    Jim B. replied to a thread B Theory Of Time... in Philosophy 201
    It doesn't disappear but it is a "Now." Why is there a "Now"? What in physics supports it?
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    06-02-2020, 02:18 AM
    Jim B. replied to a thread Reasons and Causes in Philosophy 201
    No, you don't need metaphysics to do the things you cite, because those things only require a methodological commitment. The problem is that you are...
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    06-01-2020, 08:51 PM
    Jim B. replied to a thread B Theory Of Time... in Philosophy 201
    But this might be the crux of the confusion we're having, or at least that I am having. I thought the whole point of B-Theory was that there is no...
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    06-01-2020, 08:38 PM
    Jim B. replied to a thread B Theory Of Time... in Philosophy 201
    No, that's not the omniscient part. What I mean is that God would know all past and present facts and in that sense, if the future is not real,...
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    06-01-2020, 12:46 AM
    Jim B. replied to a thread B Theory Of Time... in Philosophy 201
    I don't get it. Each moment of my life is coextant with every other moment of my life. The moment I'm experiencing as "Now" is just a psychological...
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    06-01-2020, 12:40 AM
    Jim B. replied to a thread B Theory Of Time... in Philosophy 201
    God may not know what happens in the future, beyond highly accurate predictions. He could still be omniscient.
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    06-01-2020, 12:06 AM
    Jim B. replied to a thread Reasons and Causes in Philosophy 201
    Physicalism is a metaphysical thesis. If you're a physicalist, you're holding a metaphysical position, whether you know it or not. If you believe...
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    06-01-2020, 12:02 AM
    Jim B. replied to a thread Reasons and Causes in Philosophy 201
    Materialism is a metaphysical position that requires an argument to justify its acceptance. Again, a profession of belief in a metaphysical position...
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    05-28-2020, 12:26 AM
    Jim B. replied to a thread B Theory Of Time... in Philosophy 201
    Yes, everything we intuitively know about time we know from our experience of succession (A-Theory), and that's why B-Theory seems so deeply...
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    05-28-2020, 12:00 AM
    Jim B. replied to a thread B Theory Of Time... in Philosophy 201
    It depends on how the word 'physical' is defined. My point was that, afaik, something doesn't have to be 'made of' something to be physical. What is...
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    05-26-2020, 05:42 PM
    Jim B. replied to a thread B Theory Of Time... in Philosophy 201
    It doesn't have to be 'made of' anything to be physical. It just means it can be analyzed in a certain way.
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    05-26-2020, 05:40 PM
    Jim B. replied to a thread B Theory Of Time... in Philosophy 201
    I think the assumption is that the future already exists for ppeople on earth that doesn't yet exist for the person traveling at close to light...
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    05-26-2020, 05:36 PM
    Jim B. replied to a thread B Theory Of Time... in Philosophy 201
    But I thought the universe as a whole has changed, is changing and going through multiple states.
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    05-26-2020, 05:22 PM
    Jim B. replied to a thread B Theory Of Time... in Philosophy 201
    But my point was to try to imagine a reality that's outside of time altogether, that has no influence on what happens within time. It's conceivable...
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    05-25-2020, 01:49 PM
    Jim B. replied to a thread B Theory Of Time... in Philosophy 201
    No, I don't agree with that. It's conceivable that there is a reality 'outside of' or 'beyond' time. I call that reality "God." I don't see why this...
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    05-25-2020, 01:24 PM
    Jim B. replied to a thread Reasons and Causes in Philosophy 201
    That means literally nothing beyond a simplistic profession of faith in physicalism and causal closure. Rather than merely stipulate your position,...
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