Special Relativity, Multiple B-series,
and the Passage of Time
by Katherine Fazekas
frequently argue that the A-theoretic
views are incompatible with the Special Theory of
Relativity (STR) and that this is a problem for the A-theoretic
views. However, the B-theory
be revised in light of implications of STR. In particular, it follows from STR that some events stand
in genuine temporal relations to each other while others do not. Consequently, there isn't a single
temporal order of all events. Instead, there are multiple B-series.
defend a view of
the passage of time according to which passage is simply temporal succession. This paper argues
that, in Minkowski spacetime, time passes in each of the multiple B-series,
but there is no passage
spanning across all events because some events stand in no genuine temporal relations to each other.