Rationality, Time, and Self

Authors: Pearson, Olley FOCH

  • Posits a new argument for a tensed theory of time, discussing the existence of a metaphysical tense
  • Provides a new argument for the conclusion that the self is an emergent entity distinct from and related to the human body
  • Presents a new theory of emotions as justified and motivated by states of the world
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This book provides a new argument for the tensed theory of time and emergentism about the self. This argument derives in part from theories which establish our nature as rational and emotional beings whose behavior is responsive to reasons which are facts. It is argued that there must be reasons, hence facts, that can only be captured by tensed and/or first-personal language if our behavior is to be by and large rational and appropriate. This establishes the tensed theory of time and emergentism or dualism about the self, given the physical body can plausibly be fully described non-first-personally. In the course of this discussion the book also clarifies and defends a notion of fact and responds to McTaggart’s paradox and Wittgenstein’s private language argument.

About the authors

Olley Pearson is currently Teaching Fellow in the philosophy department at Durham University, UK, where he was previously a Research Fellow. He has published papers on various topics including the nature of time, the emotions, the first person, and emergence.

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“In this lucid and thorough book, Olley Pearson argues that reasons, including motivational reasons are facts rather than beliefs. Moreover, they are indexical facts (involving I and now). He infers a tensed theory of time and emergentism about the self. This is a serious challenge to widely held theories. I highly recommend it.” (Peter Forrest, Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, School of Humanities, University of New England, Australia)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rationality, Time, and Self
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-71973-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-71973-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-71972-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 273
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