|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Carig Bourne is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Hertfordshire.
Table of Contents
Part I: Ontology, Epistemology and Semantics
1. When am I?
2. A Theory of presentism
3. Some outstanding problems for presentism met
4. Transtemporal relations (III): causation
Part II: Presentism and Relativity
5. Physics for philosophers
6. The present dialectic in special relativity
7. Becoming Inflated
8. All the time in the worlds: Gödel's modal moral
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