Two Mistakes

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

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Present Instant and Interval

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

Past Present Future

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

Past Present Future

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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