Seeing things at more than one time

2. If you see the rope occupying different locations in space, then you see the rope occupying different moments in time.

The rope is at one of these places (e.g., ‘A’) at one time, and at another one of these places at another time (e.g., ‘B’). So, if you see the rope at these different places, then you are seeing things happening at different times. Note: the order — which place you see first — does not matter here; all that matters is that the rope is at each location at a different time.

Lastly, if how things seem to you is how things are, at least regarding differences in spatial location, then

3. (from ‘1’) You see the rope occupying different locations in space.

4. (from ‘2’ and ‘3’) You see the rope occupying different locations in time.

If we take this analysis as it stands, then the following generalisation can be made (I don’t have a name for it):

We can see things happening in different locations that are at different times.

Taken seriously, this has a few implications for one’s thinking about time (and so, some might not want to take it seriously)[3]

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