Real Time II

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Real Time II extends and evolves DH Mellor's classic exploration of the philosophy of time, Real Time. This new book answers such basic metaphysical questions about time as: how do past, present and future differ, how are time and space related, what is change, is time travel possible? His Real Time dominated the philosophy of time for fifteen years. Real TIme II will do the same for the next twenty. GET /english/edu/Studying_at_SU/History_of_Literature.html HTTP/1.0
 

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A good read! It’s a treatise on the nature of time, which made quite an impression on me when I read it. It presents a vision of the world in metaphysical categories. It tells you about the nature of ... Read full review

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A good read! It’s a treatise on the nature of time, which made quite an impression on me when I read it. It presents a vision of the world in metaphysical categories. It tells you about the nature of ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
1
Past present and future
7
Truths and truthmakers
19
Tokens and times
29
The presence of experience
39
Time and space
47
Thinking in time
58
McTaggarts proof 1 Change and the flow of time
70
events or facts?
98
Causes and effects of changes
99
The causation of stasis
100
In defence of factual causation
101
Causation and time 1 Perception action and time
105
Causal and temporal order
106
Simultaneous causation
108
Ordering facts events and times
111

The contradiction in the flow of time
72
In defence of McTaggart
75
McTaggart and truth conditions
78
A growing fiworld?
81
Change 1 The 5theory of change
84
Events and things
85
Changes and properties
87
Change difference and identity
89
Properties as relations to times
90
The Bfacts of change
93
No experience of the flow of space
95
Events facts and causation 1 Events as changes
97
The causal form of inner sense
114
Causation and change
115
The direction of time 1 Earlier and later
118
Experiencing the direction of time
122
Forward time travel
123
The linearity of time 1 Backward time travel
125
The chances of causation
128
The logical independence of causal facts
131
The impossibility of causal loops
132
Bibliography
136
Index
143
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