Perspectives on Time

Perspectives on Time

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Perspectives on Time deals with the problem of time from different perspectives such as logic, physics and philosophy. It contains 18 previously unpublished papers, written by philosophers from various European countries, as well as a large introduction about the history and the main situation in the respective fields today. The prominent issues which are addressed in this book concern the direction of time, the reality of tenses, the objectivity of becoming, the existence in time, and the logical structures of reasoning about time. The papers have been written based on different approaches, partly depending on whether the authors subscribe to an A-theory or a B-theory of time.
Audience: Due to the broad variety of approaches the book contains important contributions both for philosophers, philosophers of science, logicians and for scientists working in the field of language and AI.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 472 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 26.92mm | 1,880g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1997 ed.
  • VIII, 472 p.
  • 0792343301
  • 9780792343301

Table of contents

Preface. Introduction; J. Faye, et al. Part I: The Philosophy of Time. Three Views on the Relationship Between Time and Reality; M. Dorato. On Now-Ambiguities; L. Gundersen. The Objectivity of Time-Flux and the Direction of Time; U. Meixner. Fleeting Things and Permanent Stuff: A Priorian Project in Real Time; P. Needham. Existence in Time: From Substance to Process; J. Seibt. Direction of Time: A Problem of Ontology, not of Physics; E. Tegtmeier. Tense and Existence; M. Urchs. Part II: The Physics of Time. Do Times Exist? A. Bartels. Is the Mark Method Time Dependent? J. Faye. Causation, Reversibility and the Direction of Time; J. Faye. The Physical Worldview and the Reality of Becoming; M. Pauri. Part III: The Logic of Time. Relations between Sets of Time Points and Quasi-Linear Orderings; W. Buszkowski. Linguistic and Tense Logical Considerations on the Generality of a Three-Point Structure of Tenses; P. Hasle. Time, Truth and Existence; K.-H. Krampitz, et al. Dimensions of Time; I. Max. Time and Negation; Y. Shramko. A New Tempo-Modal Logic for emerging Truth; M. Wegener. P. Ohrstrom. A.N. Prior's Ideas on the Relation Between Semantics and Axiomatics for Temporal Logic; P. Ohrstrom. Name Index.
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