Branching for a Transient Time

  • Tomasz Placek
Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 309)


In this paper I analyze this variety of transient time theory that relies on the notion of open future. I present algebraic models of phenomena with transient time, understood as above. The models are then linked to relativistic spacetimes. I finally address some interpretational issues and defend the theory of branching time against David Lewis’ objections.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tomasz Placek
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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyJagiellonian UniversityCracowPoland

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