The Ontology of Time
L. Nathan Oaklander is one of the leading philosophers of time defending the tenseless or B-Theory of time. He has remained at the forefront of this field since the early 1980s and today he is arguably the most formidable opponent of the tensed or A-theory of time. Much of the direction of the debate in this field for the past twenty years or so, especially in regards to the new tenseless theory of time, has been influenced by Oaklander's work. This book presents a carefully argued defense of the tenseless theory of time.
The topics discussed include: the ontology of A- and B-theories of time; presentism; the open future theory; the A/B theory; defending the B-theory of time; temporal experience; temporal semantics; and time, identity, responsibility, and freedom.
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THE ONTOLOGY OF A
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A-determinations A-properties A-sentences A-series A-theoretic A-time Ae(t analysis argues argument B-facts B-relations B-theorist B-theory B-time Battle of Waterloo Bigelow C. D. Broad Cambridge causal ceasing to exist claim contradiction copula date-analysis detenser earlier entails entities essay exemplify experience false future-tense headache Hugh Mellor Ibid implies inherence intrinsic J. J. C. Smart Kiernan-Lewis later logical McTaggart's paradox meaning meaning4 metaphysical Michael Tooley moving Nathan Oaklander notion object occurs in 1980 ontological Oxford past and future Philosophy poral possible worlds presentist problem Quentin Smith question responsibility Robin Le Poidevin Russell Russellian view semantic sense sentence-type simultaneous spatial statements temporal becoming temporal passage temporal properties temporal relations tensed beliefs tensed facts tensed properties tensed sentences tensed theory tenseless facts tenseless sentence tenseless theory tenseless truth conditions tenseless view things tion token token-reflexive Tooley true truth conditions truthmakers University Press uttered wholly present William Lane Craig