Time, Reality and Experience
Cambridge University Press, Aug 15, 2002 - Philosophy - 328 pages
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. 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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When Time Gets Off Track
Burburys Last Case The Mystery of the Entropic Arrow
Zenos Arrow and the Significance of the Present
Presentism Ontology and Temporal Experience
A Presentists Refutation of Mellors McTaggart
Time and Degrees of Existence A Theory of Degree Presentism
McTaggart and the Truth about Time
On Absolute Becoming and the Myth of Passage
Time Travel and Modern Physics
Freedom from the Inside Out
On Stages Worms and Relativity
On Becoming Cosmic Time and Rotating Universes
How Relativity Contradicts Presentism
Can Physics Coherently Deny the Reality of Time?
Rememberances Mementos and TimeCapsules
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