Behind time: the incoherence of time and McTaggart's atemporal replacement

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Ashgate, 1998 - Philosophy - 221 pages
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Rochelle argues that McTaggart's negative thesis that time is unreal should be separated from his positive account that reality is timeless. He attacks the standard approaches to interpreting time and provides a full account of McTaggart's Atemporal world. Rochelle argues against the so-called B theorists, that B theory cannot give an account of change since the A series is necessary for change; and he argues against A theorists that McTaggart's paradox is inescapable. These arguments offer to undermine the two main positions currently in play in the debate over the reality of the A and B series. Behind Time gives a full account of what McTaggart means by denying the reality of time and what he thinks is responsible for our mistaken belief that time is real. The conclusion proposes a psychologically appealing timeless world free from the confusing philosophical models of temporality so often at odds with our experience.

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Contents

McTaggarts Philosophy
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McTaggarts Denial of the Reality of Time
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Time and the A Series
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