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Title Perspectives on time / edited by Jan Faye, Uwe Scheffler, and Max Urchs.

Published Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, [1997]


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Physical description 1 online resource (vii, 463 pages) : illustrations.
Series Boston studies in the philosophy of science ; volume 189
Boston studies in the philosophy of science ; v. 189.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Three views on the relationship between time and reality / Mauro Dorato -- On now-ambiguities / Lars Gundersen -- The objectivity of time-flux and the direction of time / Uwe Meixner -- Fleeting things and permanent stuff : a Priorean project in real time / Paul Needham -- Existence in time : from substance to process / Johanna Seibt -- Direction of time : a problem of ontology, not of physics / Erwin Tegtmeier -- Tense and existence / Max Urchs -- Do times exist? / Andreas Bartels -- Is the mark method time dependent? / Jan Faye -- Causation, reversibility and the direction of time / Jan Faye -- The physical worldview and the reality of becoming / Massimo Pauri -- Relations between sets of time points and quasi-linear orderings / Wojciech Buszkowski -- Linguistic and tense logical considerations on the generality of a three-point structure of tenses / Per F.V. Hasle -- Time, truth, and existence / Karl-Heinz Krampitz, Uwe Scheffler and Horst Wessel -- Dimensions of time / Ingolf Max -- Time and negation / Yaroslav V. Shramko -- A new tempo-modal logic for emerging truth / Mogens Wegener and Peter 貳tr?- A.N. Prior's ideas on the relation between semantics and axiomatics for temporal logic / Peter 貳tr?
Summary 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 It contains 18 previously unpublished papers, written by philosophers from various European countries, as well as a large introduction about the history and the main situation in the respective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.
Notes Description based on print version record.
Other author Faye, Jan.
Scheffler, Uwe.
Urchs, Max.
Subject Time.
Time -- Philosophy.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9789401588751 (electronic bk.)
9401588759 (electronic bk.)
Standard Number 10.1007/978-94-015-8875-1