I have a series of questions about Time, motion, and space. Or maybe they are the same question expressed different ways in an attempt at clarity.
Is the concept of "Time" possible apart from the concept of "Change"? In what ways are the two concepts different? Is it possible for "Time" to exist apart from "Change"? Can anything truthful be said about "Time" that does not also apply in an identical way to "Change"?
Is "Change" possible without "Motion" of some kind? If even at an atomic level?
Could time exist if nothing moved? How is the concept of time possible without the concept of motion? How is it in anyway different?
How can space be conceived apart from the relation we refer to as 'distance' between two or more objects? If there was only one object in the universe how would space be conceived or possible? The same question applies to motion, how is it conceivable unless there is movement in relation to some other body?
I am not a philosopher. I'm a high school drop out and construction worker. However, I can't stop thinking about these questions and I cannot not think of any way that time, space, and motion are in any way different concepts. I FEEL that they are different, but when I try to THINK about them, I can't think of them in any way except as identical concepts with different names. It is like trying to think about the concept of 'elevation' as something distinct from "UP" or "Down". In fact it's like trying to conceive of "UP" without conceiving of "Down". It is like Space, Time and Motion are part of a relation whose relating parts are inconceivable except in the terms of the relation itself.
I feel I clearly understand the reality in my own mind, but I am confused because everyone else talks about these things as if they are distinct parts of reality.