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The Tensed Theory of Time

A Critical Examination

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Part of the book series: Synthese Library (SYLI, volume 293)

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Table of contents (7 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x
  2. Arguments for an A-Theory of Time

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. The Ineliminability of Tense

      1. Introduction: Language, Tense, and Ontology
        • William Lane Craig
        Pages 3-22
      2. The Old B-Theory of Language
        • William Lane Craig
        Pages 23-65
      3. The New B-Theory of Language
        • William Lane Craig
        Pages 66-96
      4. The B-Theory and Theories of Direct Reference
        • William Lane Craig
        Pages 97-130
    3. The Experience of Tense

      1. Our Experience of Tense
        • William Lane Craig
        Pages 131-165
  3. Arguments Against an A-Theory of Time

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 167-167
    2. McTaggart’s Paradox

      • William Lane Craig
      Pages 169-217
    3. The Myth of Temporal Passage

      • William Lane Craig
      Pages 218-258
  4. Back Matter

    Pages 259-294

About this book

he present book and its companion volume The Tenseless Theory of Time: a T Critical Examination are an attempt to adjudicate what one recent discussant has called "the most fundamental question in the philosophy of time," namely, "whether a static or a dynamic conception of the world is correct. "! I had originally intended to treat this question in the space of a single volume; but the study swelled into two. I found that an adequate appraisal of these two of time requires a wide-ranging discussion of issues in competing theories metaphysics, philosophy of language, phenomenology, philosophy of science, philosophy of space and time, and even philosophy of religion, and that this simply could not be done in one volume. If these volumes succeed in making a contribution to the debate, it will be precisely because of the synoptic nature of the discussion therein. Too often the question of the nature of time has been prematurely answered by some philosopher or physicist simply because he is largely ignorant of relevant discussions outside his chosen field of expertise. In these two complementary but independent volumes I have attempted to appraise what I take to be the most important arguments drawn from a variety of fields for and against each theory of time.

Keywords

  • language
  • metaphysics
  • ontology
  • phenomenology
  • philosophy of language
  • theory of language

Authors and Affiliations

  • Talbot School of Theology, Marietta, USA

    William Lane Craig

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: The Tensed Theory of Time

  • Book Subtitle: A Critical Examination

  • Authors: William Lane Craig

  • Series Title: Synthese Library

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-9345-8

  • Publisher: Springer Dordrecht

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2000

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-7923-6634-8

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-90-481-5585-9

  • eBook ISBN: 978-94-015-9345-8

  • Series ISSN: 0166-6991

  • Series E-ISSN: 2542-8292

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: X, 294

  • Topics: Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language, Phenomenology, Ontology

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Softcover Book
USD 279.99
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Hardcover Book
USD 279.99
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