The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Time

Paperback | September 11, 2013

EditorCraig Callender

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As the study of time has flourished in the physical and human sciences, the philosophy of time has come into its own as a lively and diverse area of academic research. Philosophers investigate not just the metaphysics of time, and our experience and representation of time, but the role of timein ethics and action, and philosophical issues in the sciences of time, especially with regard to quantum mechanics and relativity theory. This Handbook presents twenty-three specially written essays by leading figures in their fields: it is the first comprehensive collaborative study of thephilosophy of time, and will set the agenda for future work.

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As the study of time has flourished in the physical and human sciences, the philosophy of time has come into its own as a lively and diverse area of academic research. Philosophers investigate not just the metaphysics of time, and our experience and representation of time, but the role of timein ethics and action, and philosophical iss...

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).

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:704 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.68 inPublished:September 11, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Craig Callender: IntroductionI: Time and Metaphysics1. Yuri Balashov: Persistence2. Craig Bourne: Fatalism and the Future3. Carl Hoefer: Time and Chance Propensities4. Ulrich Meyer: Tense and Modality5. M. Joshua Mozersky: Presentism6. Jean Paul Van Bendegem: The Possibility of Discrete Time7. Dean Zimmerman: Presentism and the Space-Time ManifoldII: The Direction of Time8. Douglas Kutach: The Asymmetry of Influence9. Huw Price: The Flow of Time10. Jill North: Time in ThermodynamicsIII: Time, Ethics, and Experience11. David O. Brink: Prospects for Temporal Neutrality12. Barry Dainton: Time, Passage, and Immediate Experience13. Shaun Gallagher: Time in Action14. Christoph Hoerl and Teresa McCormack: Time in Cognitive Development15. Jenann Ismael: Temporal ExperienceIV: TIime in Classical and Relativistic Physics16. John Earman: Sharpening the Electromagnetic Arrow(s) of Time17. Jean-Pierre Luminet: Time, Topology, and the Twin Paradox18. Steven Savitt: Time in the Special Theory of Relativity19. Lawrence Sklar: Time in Classical Dynamics20. Chris Smeenk and Christian Wuthrich: Time Travel and Time MachinesV: Time in a Quantum World21. Frank Arntzenius: The CPT Theorem22. Jan Hilgevoord and David Atkinson: Time in Quantum Mechanics23. Claus Kiefer: Time in Quantum GravityIndex