Time, Tense, and Causation

Time, Tense, and Causation

by Michael Tooley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198250746

ISBN-13: 9780198250746

Pub. Date: 11/30/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Michael Tooley presents a major new philosophical theory of the nature of time. He argues for a dynamic conception of the universe, according to which past, present, and future are not merely subjective features of experience: past and present are real, while the future is not. The key to understanding the nature of time is to understand the relation between

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Michael Tooley presents a major new philosophical theory of the nature of time. He argues for a dynamic conception of the universe, according to which past, present, and future are not merely subjective features of experience: past and present are real, while the future is not. The key to understanding the nature of time is to understand the relation between time and causation. Time, Tense, and Causation is a landmark treatment of one of the oldest and most fascinating of intellectual problems; it is rich in sophisticated and stimulating discussions of a variety of metaphysical issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198250746
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
11/30/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 5.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I: Causation, Time, and Ontology; Part II: Semantical Issues; Part III: Tensed Facts; Part IV: Temporal Relations; Part V: Objections; Part VI: A Summing-up; Bibliography; Index.

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