A Future for Presentism

A Future for Presentism

by Craig Bourne
     
 

How can we talk meaningfully about the past if it does not exist to be talked about? What gives time its direction? Is time travel possible? This defence of presentism - the view that only the present exists - makes an original contribution to a fast growing and exciting debate.See more details below

Overview

How can we talk meaningfully about the past if it does not exist to be talked about? What gives time its direction? Is time travel possible? This defence of presentism - the view that only the present exists - makes an original contribution to a fast growing and exciting debate.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199212804
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/08/2007
Pages:
255
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Part I: Ontology, Epistemology and Semantics
1. When am I?
2. A Theory of presentism
3. Some outstanding problems for presentism met
4. Transtemporal relations (III): causation
Part II: Presentism and Relativity
5. Physics for philosophers
6. The present dialectic in special relativity
7. Becoming Inflated
8. All the time in the worlds: Gödel's modal moral

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