Synthese Library

Around the Tree

Semantic and Metaphysical Issues Concerning Branching and the Open Future

Editors: Correia, Fabrice, Iacona, Andrea (Eds.)

  • First edited volume presently on a hotly debated topic
  • Contributors are a mix of internationally recognized philosophers and young promising researchers
  • The core topics addressed by the volume can meet the interests of any teacher or graduate student working in the area of philosophy of language, philosophical logic, or metaphysics ​
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Over the past few years, the tree model of time has been widely employed to deal with issues concerning the semantics of tensed discourse. The thought that has motivated its adoption is that the most plausible way to make sense of indeterminism is to conceive of future possibilities as branches that depart from a common trunk, constituted by the past and the present. However, the thought still needs to be further articulated and defended, and several important questions remain open, such as the question of how actuality can be understood and formally represented in a branching framework. The present volume is intended to be a 360 degree reflection on the tree model. The contributions is gathers concern the model and its alternatives, both from a semantic and from a metaphysical point of view. ​

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Relativism, the Open Future, and Propositional Truth

    García-Carpintero, Manuel

    Pages 1-27

  • Timeless Truth

    Iacona, Andrea

    Pages 29-45

  • Determinism, the Open Future and Branching Time

    Rosenkranz, Sven

    Pages 47-72

  • Branching Time and Temporal Unity

    Lowe, E. J.

    Pages 73-80

  • Fictional Branching Time?

    Bourne, Craig (et al.)

    Pages 81-94

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-8161-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Around the Tree
Book Subtitle
Semantic and Metaphysical Issues Concerning Branching and the Open Future
Editors
  • Fabrice Correia
  • Andrea Iacona
Series Title
Synthese Library
Series Volume
361
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5167-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5167-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5166-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8161-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 168
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