Time, Tense, and Causation

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Clarendon Press, 2000 - Philosophy - 403 pages
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Michael Tooley presents a major new philosophical study of time and its relation to causation. The nature of time has always been one of the most fascinating and perplexing problems of philosophy. In recent years it has become the focus of vigorous debate between advocates of rival theories, as traditional, 'tensed' accounts of time, which hold that time has a direction and that the flow of time is part of the nature of the universe, have been challenged by 'tenseless' accounts of time, according to which past, present, and future are merely subjective features of experience, rather than objective features of events. Time, Tense, and Causation offers a new approach, in many ways intermediate between these two rivals. Tooley shares with tensed approaches the view that the universe is dynamic, holding that the past and the present are real while the future is not; but he rejects the view that this entails that there are irreducible tensed facts. Tooley's approach accounts for time in terms of its relation to causation: he argues that the direction of time is based upon the direction of causation, and that the key to understanding the dynamic nature of the universe is to understand the nature of causation. He also offers analyses of tensed concepts, and discusses semantic issues concerning truth and time. Finally, addressing the formidable difficulties posed for tensed accounts of time by the Special Theory of Relativity, he suggests that a modified version of the theory, compatible with the account of time in this book, is to be preferred to the standard version. Time, Tense, and Causation is rich in sophisticated and stimulating discussions of many of the deepest problems of metaphysics.

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JSTOR: Time, Tense, and Causation
49 (1998), 365-369 REVIEW MICHAEL TOOLEY Time, Tense, and Causation Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1997 Robin Le Poidevin School of Philosophy University of Leeds ...
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Time, Tense, and Causation by Michael Tooley at Questia Online Library
Michael Tooley presents a major new philosophical theory of the nature of time. He argues for a dynamic conception of the universe, according to which past, ...
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Oxford Scholarship Online: Time, Tense, and Causation
Subject: Philosophy Book Title: Time, Tense, and Causation. Time, Tense, and Causation. Tooley, Michael Professor of Philosophy, University of Colorado, ...
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ingentaconnect Michael Tooley, Time, Tense and Causation
Michael Tooley, Time, Tense and Causation. Author: Nolan D.1. Source: Erkenntnis, Volume 50, Number 1, 1999 , pp. 137-144(8). Publisher: Springer. Abstract: ...
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The Arguments of Time
greater depth in his Time, Tense and Causation, Oxford: Clarendon Press,. ) in a clear, accessible and well-argued manner. ...
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SH14 Course Document
Time, Tense and Causation. Oxford: OUP. van Fraassen, B. 1985. An Introduction to the Philosophy of Space and Time. New York:. Columbia University Press. ...
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Time (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
Tooley, Time, Tense, and Causation (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997). Van Inwagen, Peter, An Essay on Free Will (Clarendon Press, 1983). ...
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Sentence Type Version Tenseless Theory of Time
For a general indication of how Tooley might respond to my criticisms, see my review of his Time, Tense and Causation in (Smith 1998c). ...
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About the author (2000)

Michael Tooley is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He held positions previously at the Australian National University, the University of Western Australia, and the University of Miami; and he has been a visiting professor at Stanford, Wichita State, and Utah.

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