Aspects of Time
Offers an examination of the metaphysical aspects of time. This title describes the similarities and analogies between time and space. It deals with the profoundest issue in the philosophy of time: the status of temporal becoming. It states that backward causation is a phenomenon that in principle is discernible.
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A-statement According to McTaggart ad hoc hypothesis amount answer argument assign assume B-properties B-statement backward causation C. D. Broad causally connected cause choice claim co-spatial components confirmability in principle consider continua continuum contradiction course difficulty earlier effect evidence example exist experience explain fact false feature ferent follows future Gale given happen hence hypothesis impossible interference Interpretation F J. J. C. Smart J. L. Mackie J. M. E. McTaggart logically magnetized meaningful ment mental event moving necessarily true notion objection occupied occur opaque box past philosophers physical events poral position possible postulate precede predicates predictor problem Q is present question reason regress Richard Gale Russell Russellian view scepticism concerning seems sense sentence serf Similarity of Space simultaneous situation Suppose temporal propositions temporal statement tion token true spatial counterpart true temporal true when asserted utterance verification principle verificationism verificationist whereas wish
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