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Philosophical views about the logical structure of time are typically divided between proponents of A and B theories, based on McTaggart's A and B series. Drawing on Paul Ricoeur's hermeneutic phenomenology, I develop and defend McTaggart's thesis that the C series and the A series working together give a consistent description of temporal experience, provided that the two series are treated as distinct dimensions internal to time. In the proposed two-dimensional model, the C series expresses a nesting order of the constitutive states of a world, whereas ontological continuity and change are properties of the A series. This, I argue, allows for limited backward causation.
Keywords Time Theory  McTaggart's Paradox  Hermeneutic Phenomenology  Time-Consciousness  Backward Causation
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