Two Mistakes

1. Instants confused with Intervals
2. Change and changeless thought to be absolute


Present Instant and Interval

The present is an instant of no duration dividing the future interval from the past interval

Past Present Future


The present is an interval between the future interval and the past interval

Past Present Future


Question: How long is the present interval? Answer: It depends
present hour, present week, present term, present year, present century.
Augustine puts forward an argument of the Ever-Shrinking Present to cast doubt on the reality of objective time.
Plato assumes a thesis of the Completely Expanded Present in his characterization of the philosopher as a spectator of all time