The Concept of Time

  • Roger Teichmann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Tense and Tenselessness

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  3. How Long Things Last and When They Happen

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      Pages 83-83
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  4. Time, Change and Causation

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      Pages 131-131
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 185-196

About this book


The Concept of Time deals with tense and tenselessness; periods and instants; the measurement of time; time, change and causation. The author attempts to show how considerations in the philosophy of logic and language are needed to settle many of the issues here. For example, the debate about tenselessness turns out to hinge largely on whether a genuinely tense-free language is conceivable; and the possibility of time without change is grounded in what makes duration-statements have the sense they do.


concept knowledge language logic philosophy philosophy of logic time truth truth-conditions

Authors and affiliations

  • Roger Teichmann
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  1. 1.University of OxfordUK

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