Augustine's Shrinking Present

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.

Confessions XI

Past Years Present Year Future Years

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Past Terms Present Term Future Terms

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Past Weeks Present Week Future Weeks

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Past Days Present Day Future Days

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Past Hours Present Hour Future Hours

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Past Minutes Present Minute Future Minutes

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Past Seconds Present Second Future Seconds

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Past ?Limits? Present ?Limit? Future ?Limits?

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No Present Interval at all

ergo

No Time at all