Time, Reality and Experience

Time, Reality and Experience

by Craig Callender
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521529670

ISBN-13: 9780521529679

Pub. Date: 01/02/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Based on the latest research in philosophy and physics, this collection of original essays by eminent philosophers proposes novel answers to complex questions. Why does time seem to flow in one direction? Can we influence the past? Is only the present real? Does relativity conflict with our common understanding of time? Could science do away with time? These

Overview

Based on the latest research in philosophy and physics, this collection of original essays by eminent philosophers proposes novel answers to complex questions. Why does time seem to flow in one direction? Can we influence the past? Is only the present real? Does relativity conflict with our common understanding of time? Could science do away with time? These questions and others about time are among the most puzzling problems in philosophy and science.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521529679
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/02/2003
Series:
Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplements Series, #50
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
338
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. When time gets off track Jan Faye; 2. Burbury's Last Case: The Mystery of the Entropic Arrow Huw Price; 3. Zeno's Arrow and the significance of the present Robin Le Poidevin; 4. Presentism, ontology and temporal experience L. Nathan Oaklander; 5. A presentist's refutation of Mellor's McTaggart Philip Percival; 6. Time and degrees of existence: a theory of 'Degree Presentism' Quentin Smith; 7. McTaggart and the truth about time Heather Dyke; 8. On absolute becoming and the myth of passage Steven F. Savitt; 9. Time travel and modern physics Frank Arntzenius and Tim Maudlin; 10. Freedom from the inside out Carl Hoefer; 11. On stages, worms and relativity Yuri Balashov; 12. On becoming, cosmic time and rotating universes Mauro Dorato; 13. How relativity contradicts presentism Simon Saunders; 14. Can physics coherently deny the reality of time? Richard Healey; 15. Remembrances, mementos, and time-capsules Jenann Ismael.

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