A Companion to the Philosophy of Time

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-04-01
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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A Companion to the Philosophy of Time presents the broadest treatment of this subject yet; 32 specially commissioned articles - written by an international line-up of experts provide an unparalleled reference work for students and specialists alike in this exciting field. The most comprehensive reference work on the philosophy of time currently available The first collection to tackle the historical development of the philosophy of time in addition to covering contemporary work Provides a tripartite approach in its organization, covering history of the philosophy of time, time as a feature of the physical world, and time as a feature of experience Includes contributions from both distinguished, well-established scholars and rising stars in the field

Author Biography

Heather Dyke is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Otago in New Zealand. She has published many articles on the philosophy of time, and is the author of Metaphysics and the Representational Fallacy (2008), and editor of Time and Ethics: Essays at the Intersection (2003) and From Truth to Reality: New Essays in Logic and Metaphysics (2009).

Adrian Bardon is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He is the editor of The Future of the Philosophy of Time (2012) and author of A Brief History of the Philosophy of Time (2013).

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors

Part I The History of the Philosophy of Time

1 Heraclitus and Parmenides
Ronald Hoy

2 Zeno’s Paradoxes
Niko Strobach

3 Aristotle on Time and Change
Andrea Falcon

4 Determinism, Fatalism, and Freedom in Stoic Philosophy
Ricardo Salles

5 Creation and Eternity in Medieval Philosophy
Jon McGinnis

6 Newton’s Philosophy of Time
Eric Schliesser

7 Classical Empiricism
Lorne Falkenstein

8 Kant and Time-Order Idealism
Andrew Brook

9 Husserl and the Phenomenology of Temporality
Shaun Gallagher

10 The Emergence of a New Family of Theories of Time
John Bigelow

11 The B-Theory in the Twentieth Century
M. Joshua Mozersky

Part II Time as a Feature of the Physical World

12 Time in Classical and Relativistic Physics
Gordon Belot

13 Time in Cosmology
Chris Smeenk

14 On Time in Quantum Physics
Jeremy Butterfield

15 Time in Quantum Gravity
Nick Huggett, Tiziana Vistarini, and Chris Wüthrich

16 The Arrow of Time in Physics
David Wallace

17 Time and Causation
Mathias Frisch

18 Time Travel and Time Machines
Douglas Kutach

19 The Passage of Time
Simon Prosser

20 Time and Tense
Heather Dyke

21 Presentism, Eternalism, and the Growing Block
Kristie Miller

22 Change and Identity over Time
Dana Lynne Goswick

Part III Time as a Feature of Human Experience

23 The Perception of Time
Barry Dainton

24 Transcendental Arguments and Temporal Experience
Georges Dicker

25 Memory
Jorge Fernández

26 Time in Mind
Julian Kiverstein and Valtteri Arstila

27 The Representation of Time in Agency
Holly Andersen

28 Temporal Indexicals
John Perry

29 Time – The Emotional Asymmetry
Caspar Hare

30 Evolutionary Explanations of Temporal Experience
Heather Dyke and James Maclaurin

31 Time and Freedom
Robin Le Poidevin

32 Time and Morality
Krister Bykvist


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