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The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Time

Edited by Craig Callender

September 2013

ISBN: 9780199679553

704 pages
Paperback
246x171mm

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Oxford Handbooks

Price: £30.00

This is the first comprehensive book on the philosophy of time. Leading philosophers discuss the metaphysics of time, our experience and representation of time, the role of time in ethics and action, and philosophical issues in the sciences of time, especially quantum mechanics and relativity theory.

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This is the first comprehensive book on the philosophy of time. Leading philosophers discuss the metaphysics of time, our experience and representation of time, the role of time in ethics and action, and philosophical issues in the sciences of time, especially quantum mechanics and relativity theory.

  • The first comprehensive book on the philosophy of time
  • Brand-new essays from an outstanding, international team of experts
  • Draws on the latest work in physics and psychology
  • One of the most lively and fast-moving areas of philosophy
  • Essential resource for academics and advanced students

About the Author(s)

Edited by Craig Callender, University of California

Craig Callender is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of Physics Meets Philosophy at the Planck Scale (2001), Time, Reality and Experience (2002) and Introducing Time (2010).

Table of Contents

    Introduction, Craig Callender
    I: TIME AND METAPHYSICS
    1:Persistence, Yuri Balashov
    2:Fatalism and the Future, Craig Bourne
    3:Time and Chance Propensities, Carl Hoefer
    4:Tense and Modality, Ulrich Meyer
    5:Presentism, M. Joshua Mozersky
    6:The Possibility of Discrete Time, Jean Paul Van Bendegem
    7:Presentism and the Space-Time Manifold, Dean Zimmerman
    II: THE DIRECTION OF TIME
    8:The Asymmetry of Influence, Douglas Kutach
    9:The Flow of Time, Huw Price
    10:Time in Thermodynamics, Jill North
    III: TIME, ETHICS, AND EXPERIENCE
    11:Prospects for Temporal Neutrality, David O. Brink
    12:Time, Passage, and Immediate Experience, Barry Dainton
    13:Time in Action, Shaun Gallagher
    14:Time in Cognitive Development, Christoph Hoerl and Teresa McCormack
    15:Temporal Experience, Jenann Ismael
    IV: TIME IN CLASSICAL AND RELATIVISTIC PHYSICS
    16:Sharpening the Electromagnetic Arrow(s) of Time, John Earman
    17:Time, Topology, and the Twin Paradox, Jean-Pierre Luminet
    18:Time in the Special Theory of Relativity, Steven Savitt
    19:Time in Classical Dynamics, Lawrence Sklar
    20:Time Travel and Time Machines, Chris Smeenk and Christian Wüthrich
    V: TIME IN A QUANTUM WORLD
    21:The CPT Theorem, Frank Arntzenius
    22:Time in Quantum Mechanics, Jan Hilgevoord and David Atkinson
    23:Time in Quantum Gravity, Claus Kiefer
    Index