Time, Reality and Experience

Time, Reality and Experience

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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? How does time relate to free will? Could science do away with time? These questions and others about time are among the most puzzling problems in philosophy and science. In this exciting collection of original articles, eminent philosophers propose novel answers to these and other questions. Based on the latest research in philosophy and physics, these essays will be enjoyable to anyone with a speculative turn of mind.
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  • Paperback | 338 pages
  • 153 x 228 x 20mm | 458g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Worked examples or Exercises
  • 0521529670
  • 9780521529679
  • 2,660,266

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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'... 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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