Reply To: Holism and time symmetry

Mark Stuckey

I imagine local properties existing on p — B and q — A of Figure 3. So, on S — p and S — q you have holism and thereafter you have retrocausality. The two situations (holism and retrocausality) are, as you point out, distinct concerning local properties, but can be mixed (Figure 3) and transformed smoothly and continuously from one to another. So, in considering a term for the general situation I chose “spatiotemporal holism” with limits of synchronic and diachronic holism because, as you say, you have “a temporal whole” in retrocausality. And, I have an adynamical bias 😉

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