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A Critical Introduction to the Metaphysics of Time by Benjamin Curtis,Jon Robson

By Benjamin Curtis,Jon Robson

What is the character of time? Does it move? Do the previous and destiny exist? Drawing connections among old and present-day questions, A severe advent to the Metaphysics of Time offers an updated consultant to at least one of the main critical and debated issues in modern metaphysics.

Introducing the perspectives and arguments of Parmenides, Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Newton and Leibniz, this obtainable advent covers the historical past of the philosophy of time from the Pre-Socratics to the start of the 20 th Century. The ancient survey provides the required heritage to figuring out more moderen advancements, together with McTaggart's 1908 argument for the unreality of time, the open destiny, the perdurance/endurance debate, the potential of time shuttle, and the relevance of present physics to the philosophy of time.

Informed via state of the art philosophical examine, A serious advent to the Metaphysics of Time evaluates influential old arguments within the context of latest advancements. for college kids trying to achieve insights into how rules in the philosophy of time have constructed and higher comprehend fresh arguments, this is often the precise beginning point.

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