past or last?
Could a time traveler change the past?
Susan Hill explores how the past is inescapable in this novella.
The past few years were just as dramatic: Over the past three and the past five years, it surpassed 99% of its rivals with returns of 17.7% and 9.6% per year, respectively.
Most languages that possess temporal morphology use these means to differentiate between past and non-past.
The message of such compensation can contain the acknowledgment that past people were victims of past wrongs.
For most realists, the privilege current theories enjoy over past ones is not that they are true while the past theories are false.
One cannot just reverse the temporal sequence of the past, for we don’t ontologically engage the sequence from the present to the past.
As a result, no reflection on present ideas and their quality or character is sufficient for a representation of events in the past, as past.
We have to make a distinction between changing the past so it becomes different from what it was and influencing the past so it becomes what it was.
A scientific past, such as what happened during the first three minutes of the existence of our universe, must also be distinguished from the historical past.
What people generally mean by the necessity of the past is that the past is causally closed, meaning the past is neither causable nor preventable.
Adams argues that God’s existence in the past and God’s past beliefs about the future are not strictly past because they are facts that are in part about the future.
Nor is this historical past the only possible kind of past: if there is a historical past then there must be other, non-historical, pasts constructed in modes other than the historical (OH 9).
They have, as ever, been hit hard by the recession, but the past decade suggests full-time employment is less likely than in the past to return to previous levels even once the recession is past.
Do changes they make in the past ripple forward in a linear fashion, meaning that what we’ve seen in past films is already a result of past interference, or does it fracture the timeline and create multiple universes?
., the past becoming past past, and the past past becoming the past past past) proposed by Husserl captured what Kant and James had correctly but dimly prefigured concerning the nature of time (TC: 151).
The Greek term used for ‘past’ (parelêluthos) is a standard Stoic expression for past propositions, meaning not that the proposition itself subsisted in the past, but that it is in some sense about the past.
It seems to me that it is very difficult to give an account of the necessity of the past that preserves the intuition that the past has a special kind of necessity in virtue of being past, but which has the consequence that God’s past beliefs do not have that kind of necessity.
“Past these towering monuments, past these mounded billows of orange sandstone, past these oak-set glens, past these fern-decked alcoves, past these mural curves, we glide hour after hour, stopping now and then, as our attention is arrested by some new wonder,” he wrote.
- so as to pass a given point
Example: every hour a train goes past
- earlier than the present time; no longer current
Example: time past
- the time that has elapsed
Example: forget the past
- of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office
- a earlier period in someone's life (especially one that they have reason to keep secret)
Example: reporters dug into the candidate's past
- a verb tense that expresses actions or states in the past
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