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Actual Past and Historical Past

  • Henry P. StappEmail author
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Abstract

The evolving history of the universe is normally regarded as being divided into three parts: past, present, and future. The present instant “now” separates the past that has already happened from the future that has not yet happened. One idea of the nature of things is described by the phrase “closed past, open future”.

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© Springer International Publishing AG 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Lawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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