The Tensed Theory of Time: A Critical Examination by W.L. CraigThe Tensed Theory of Time: A Critical Examination by W.L. Craig

The Tensed Theory of Time: A Critical Examination

byW.L. Craig

Paperback | December 3, 2010

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The central question in the philosophy of time is whether time is tensed or tenseless, viz., whether the moments of time are objectively past, present or future, or whether they are ordered merely by the tenseless temporal relations earlier than, simultaneous with, and later than. In this book and the companion volume The Tenseless Theory of Time: A Critical Examination, Craig undertakes the first thorough appraisal of the arguments for and against the tensed and tenseless theories of time. The discussions range widely over issues in the philosophy of language, phenomenology, relativity theory, philosophy of space and time, metaphysics, and philosophy of religion. The Tensed Theory of Time sets out to discover whether the ineliminability of tense from language and our experience of tense warrants a belief in its objective ontological status, or whether the defeaters raised by McTaggart's paradox and the Myth of Passage serve to undermine any warrant that the tensed theory of time may be supposed to enjoy.
Title:The Tensed Theory of Time: A Critical ExaminationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:294 pagesPublished:December 3, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface. Part I: Arguments for an A-Theory of Time. Section 1: The Ineliminability of Tense. 1. Introduction: Language, Tense, and Ontology. 2. The Old B-Theory of Language. 3. The New B-Theory of Language. 4. The B-Theory and Theories of Direct Reference. Section 2: The Experience of Tense. 5. Our Experience of Tense. Part II: Arguments Against an A-Theory of Time. 6. McTaggart's Paradox. 7. The Myth of Temporal Passage. Bibliography. Subject Index. Proper Name Index.