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By Benjamin Curtis,Jon Robson

ISBN-10: 1472566858

ISBN-13: 9781472566850

ISBN-10: 1472566866

ISBN-13: 9781472566867

What is the character of time? Does it stream? Do the previous and destiny exist? Drawing connections among historic and present-day questions, A severe creation to the Metaphysics of Time presents an up to date consultant to 1 of the main imperative and debated issues in modern metaphysics.

Introducing the perspectives and arguments of Parmenides, Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Newton and Leibniz, this available creation covers the background of the philosophy of time from the Pre-Socratics to the start of the 20 th Century. The historic survey offers the required history 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 trip, and the relevance of present physics to the philosophy of time.

Informed by way of state-of-the-art philosophical examine, A serious advent to the Metaphysics of Time evaluates influential old arguments within the context of up to date advancements. for college kids seeking to achieve insights into how rules in the philosophy of time have built and higher comprehend contemporary arguments, this is often the best beginning point.

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