Metaphysica

, 10:185 | Cite as

Ontology of Time and Hyperdynamism

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Abstract

 The three alternative ontological theories of time are introduced as well as the three basic temporal phenomena. The different ontological analyses by the different theories are compared and examined. A relational theory of time is advocated as a result of the examination, and an influential misrepresentation and emendation of it by McTaggart is criticized and diagnosed as hyperdynamism. Finally, the problem of the direction of time is addressed. The physicist’s solutions are rejected, and an ontological solution is offered.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of MannheimMannheimGermany

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