Time, Reality and Experience

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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.

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'… a thoroughly excellent contribution to the Philosophy of Time. I suggest it should be regarded as a 'must have' volume for any philosopher with a serious interest in the Philosophy of Time considering the depth and breadth of the articles included.' Philosophical Writings
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521529679
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 1/2/2003
  • 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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