A Future for Presentism

A Future for Presentism

by Craig Bourne
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199568219

ISBN-13: 9780199568215

Pub. Date: 08/17/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Presentism, the view that only the present exists, was a much neglected position in the philosophy of time for a number of years. Recently, however, it has been enjoying a renaissance among philosophers. A Future for Presentism is meant as a timely contribution to this fast growing and exciting debate.  See more details below

Overview

Presentism, the view that only the present exists, was a much neglected position in the philosophy of time for a number of years. Recently, however, it has been enjoying a renaissance among philosophers. A Future for Presentism is meant as a timely contribution to this fast growing and exciting debate.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199568215
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
08/17/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,072,897
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part I: The Presentist Manifesto
Chapter 1 When am I?
Chapter 2 A theory of presentism
Chapter 3 Some outstanding problems for presentism met
Chapter 4 Transtemporal relations (III): causation

Part II: Presentism and Relativity
Chapter 5 Physics for philosophers
Chapter 6 The present dialectic in special relativity
Chapter 7 Becoming inflated
Chapter 8 All the time in the worlds: Gödel's modal moral

Author details
Introduction
Part I: The Presentist Manifesto
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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