Past, Present, and Future: A Philosophical Essay about Time

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University of Illinois Press, 1991 - Philosophy - 260 pages
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Contributing specialists survey Hispanic literature of New Mexico and its influence. No index. The prevailing view in the history of philosophy has been that time is not basically real but has a derivative status. In contrast, Lieb (philosophy, U. of Southern California) establishes the thesis that time is a fundamental reality: it is individuals."
 

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Contents

One Introduction
1
Two The Contemporary World
15
Must There Be Many Individuals in the Present?
28
Three The Becoming of the Present
39
The Interaction of Time and Individuals
45
Four The Dimensions of the Present
54
The Breadth of the Present
63
The Depth of Individuals
72
Historical Explanation
140
Eight How the Past Affects the Present
149
The Past and the Forming of Individuals
155
The Effects of the Past
161
THE FUTURE
169
Future Time and the Future Being of Individuals
182
Ten The Nature of the Future
188
The Inexhaustibility of the Future
209

Dimensions and the Present
81
Rve The Reality of the Past
89
Revised Notions of Action and Change
96
Six Becoming and Being Past
109
The Nature of the Past
115
Seven History and the Past
129
Regularity and
220
Laws of Nature
231
Time and Value
245
Acknowledgments
257
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