Eternalism is not a Philosophy, but an Adaptation
In the Conformist sense, there is an attempt to define Eternalism as the following:
- In philosophy, Eternalism is a philosophical approach to the ontological nature of time, which takes the view that all points in time are equally “real”, as opposed to the presentist idea that only the present is real.
- Positive belief in the eternity of the world or the law of conservation of energy.
- Eternalism is the common English translation of sassatavada, the doctrine of unchanging being rejected by Buddhism.