Real Time II

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Routledge, Jan 31, 2002 - Philosophy - 160 pages
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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Contents

Past present and future
7
2 Atimes
8
3 Btimes
10
4 A and Bseries
12
5 Seeing A and Btimes
15
Truths and truthmakers
19
2 Temporal truthmakers
23
Tokens and times
29
5 A growing Bworld?
81
Change
84
2 Events and things
85
3 Changes and properties
87
4 Change difference and identity
89
5 Properties as relations to times
90
6 The Bfacts of change
93
7 No experience of the flow of space
95

2 Tokenreflexives
31
3 Here be no tokens
32
4 Necessary pasts and possible futures
34
5 Complex Apropositions
35
The presence of experience
39
2 Thank goodness thats over
40
3 The necessary presence of experience
42
4 A Btheory of our times
45
Time and space
47
3 The Btheory of Aspace
50
4 The difference between time and space
51
5 Relativity
53
6 Relativity and the present
56
Thinking in time
58
2 Ameanings and Btruthconditions
62
3 Actions and beliefs
64
4 Experiencing the flow of time
66
McTaggart s proof
70
2 The contradiction in the flow of time
72
3 In defence of McTaggart
75
4 McTaggart and truthconditions
78
Events facts and causation
97
events or facts?
98
3 Causes and effects of changes
99
4 The causation of stasis
100
5 In defence of factual causation
101
Causation and time
105
2 Causal and temporal order
106
3 Simultaneous causation
108
4 Ordering facts events and times
111
5 The causal form of inner sense
114
6 Causation and change
115
The direction of time
118
2 Experiencing the direction of time
122
3 Forward time travel
123
The linearity of time
125
2 The chances of causation
128
3 The logical independence of causal facts
131
4 The impossibility of causal loops
132
Bibliography
136
Index
143
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