I would translate it differently:mali said:"Philosophie ist eine Wissenschaft, über die man nicht reden kann, ohne sie selbst zu betreiben" - Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker
Freely translated: Philosophy is a science you can't talk about if you don't practise it yourself.
If it's irrelevant that the past is different for everyone, does that mean that your past is the only true one? This is why I say the past doesn't 'exist'. It is just a memory. You can't go there. Timetravel is a quantum-mathematical curiosity.mali said:So the past being different for everyone is irrelevant in my opinion. My problem is, that everything that exists(or I think that it exists) is past. You go a step further and say that the past doesn't exist, but I'm not yet able to get my head around this.gp32rich said:The past doesn't exist. It's only remembered and it's different for everyone.
You may as well be asking about that tree in the woods... if it falls and no-one sees it - does it make a sound. Does it even exist until someone observes it? and so back to Schroedinger.mali said:If it is possible to prove that the past doesn't exist, then it is possible to prove that nothing exists. Which is doubtful because something must exist, or according to my theory is trying to exist.gp32rich said:If it's irrelevant that the past is different for everyone, does that mean that your past is the only true one? This is why I say the past doesn't 'exist'. It is just a memory. You can't go there.