On Wed, Sep 13, 2006 at 07:40:06AM -0000, David Nyman wrote:
> Why do we need to assume TIME as an ordering process for 'successive'
> moments under the RSSA assumption? Isn't it the case that, under the
> ASSA assumption, 1st-person experience would continue to appear
> 'time-like' (because of its 'relative' internal structure within each
> 'time capsule') without the need for a TIME postulate (i.e. Barbour's
> position)?
> David

If you can demonstrate this as a theorem, or even as a moderately
convincing argument why this should be so, I'd be most grateful for a
presentation. I'm all for eliminating unnecessary hypotheses.

I haven't read Barbour's work, but from everything I've read about it,
his approach simply skirts the issue without facing it head on.


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