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Synthese Library

Time: A Philosophical Analysis

Editors: Chapman, T. (Ed.)

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This book is intended as an exposition of a particular theory of time in the sense of an interrelated set of attempted solutions to philosophical problems about it. Generally speaking there are two views about time held by philosophers and some scientists interested in philosophical issues. The first called the A-theory (after McTaggart's expression A-determinations for the properties of being past, present or future) is often thought to be closer to our commonsense view of time or to the concept of time presupposed by ordinary language. It includes at least the following theses, (a) Logic ought really to include tensed quantifiers for existence on one of its important usages means, present existence. More generally, we can't reduce all tensed locutions to tenseless ones. (b) The distinction between past, present and future is an objective one. It is not, for example, dependent on our consciousness of change; some A-theorists hold also, that the distinction, in effect, is an absolute one.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Time: A Philosophical Analysis
Editors
  • T. Chapman
Series Title
Synthese Library
Series Volume
159
Copyright
1982
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-7904-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-7904-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-277-1465-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-009-7906-2
Series ISSN
0166-6991
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 168
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