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A Future for Presentism

Craig Bourne

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199212804
eISBN:
9780191707094
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212804.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book concerns the nature of time. It shows how presentism, the view that only the present exists, can be defended. Part I of the book shows how presentism is the only viable alternative to the ... More


Some Outstanding Problems for Presentism Met

Craig Bourne

in A Future for Presentism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199212804
eISBN:
9780191707094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212804.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Divided into five problems associated with presentism: McTaggart's argument; a need for other times; how to deal with future contingent statements; how to deal with transtemporal relations, and the ... More


Underivative Duty: British Moral Philosophers from Sidgwick to Ewing

Thomas Hurka (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199577446
eISBN:
9780191725425
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577446.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The chapters in this volume discuss a group of British moral philosophers active between the 1870s and 1950s and including Henry Sidgwick, Hastings Rashdall, J. M. E. McTaggart, G. E. Moore, H. A. ... More


Preexistence in the Modern Age

Terryl L. Givens

in When Souls Had Wings: Pre-Mortal Existence in Western Thought

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195313901
eISBN:
9780199871933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313901.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Some contemporary theologians have called for a return to Origen. Nicholas Berdyaev advocated the idea, but the Eastern Orthodox Church strenuously resists the idea, as does the Roman Catholic ... More


Time

Nick Huggett

in Everywhere and Everywhen: Adventures in Physics and Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195379518
eISBN:
9780199776559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379518.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

These chapters investigate time, especially comparing the dimensions of time space. Many intuit that the two are fundamentally different, for instance because time ‘flows’ and space does not. While ... More


Time and Tralfamadore

Nick Huggett

in Everywhere and Everywhen: Adventures in Physics and Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195379518
eISBN:
9780199776559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379518.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

These chapters investigate time, especially comparing the dimensions of time space. Many intuit that the two are fundamentally different, for instance because time ‘flows’ and space does not. While ... More


Grammatical Illusions

J.T. Ismael

in The Situated Self

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195174366
eISBN:
9780199872121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174366.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines a grammatical illusion generated by the formal interaction between reflexive devices and the nonreflexive apparatus of a medium that lies behind another influential batch of ... More


The Past

Bede Rundle

in Time, Space, and Metaphysics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199575114
eISBN:
9780191722349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575114.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter discusses how the notions of the present and of being real are to be understood, along with the question whether only the present, not past or future, is real. McTaggart's attempt at ... More


British Hegelianism: A Non‐Metaphysical View?

Robert Stern

in Hegelian Metaphysics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199239108
eISBN:
9780191716942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239108.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter puts forward a revisionary reading of Hegel's reception in Britain at the turn of the 19th century, in suggesting that the stance of the British Hegelians is very close to the sort of ... More


CAN THERE BE A LITERARY PHILOSOPHY OF TIME ?

Gregory Currie

in Arts and Minds

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199256280
eISBN:
9780191601712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256284.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Many theorists have been attracted to the idea that literature can help us penetrate the mystery of time. Argues that the track record of the works they appeal to is poor. Finds some common ground ... More


Particularity and Irreplaceability

Jeffrey Blustein

in Care and Commitment: Taking the Personal Point of View

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195067996
eISBN:
9780199852895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195067996.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explores John McTaggart's thesis which mentions in part that love, “as we find it in present experience,” may be “because of qualities,” but it is “never in respect of qualities.” It ... More


Precursors of Tense-Logic

Arthur Prior

in Past, Present and Future

Published in print:
1967
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198243113
eISBN:
9780191680632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198243113.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter begins with a discussion of the early history of the discipline now widely called ‘tense-logic’. Topics covered include McTaggart's A- and B-series, McTaggart's argument against the ... More


Tense and Reality

Kit Fine

in Modality and Tense: Philosophical Papers

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199278701
eISBN:
9780191603105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278709.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

It is argued that if one is going to be a realist about tense, then one should be a nonstandard realist in preference to a standard realist; rather than taking the present time to be privileged, one ... More


Philosophical Objections

Michael Tooley

in Time, Tense, and Causation

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250746
eISBN:
9780191598623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250746.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Discusses several philosophical objections against the view of time defended in the book. Objections against the unreality of the future that relate to bivalence are rejected by denying that ... More


British Idealism: A History

W. J. Mander

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199559299
eISBN:
9780191725531
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559299.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This volume presents a synoptic history of British Idealism, the philosophical school which dominated British philosophy from the 1860s through to the early years of the following century. Offering ... More


The History of Philosophy

W. J. Mander

in British Idealism: A History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199559299
eISBN:
9780191725531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559299.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

One very notable feature of the British Idealist movement, especially of its beginning period, absent before that time and largely absent since, was its emphasis on the history of philosophy. The ... More


McTaggart on Love

Dennis McKerlie

in Underivative Duty: British Moral Philosophers from Sidgwick to Ewing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199577446
eISBN:
9780191725425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577446.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, History of Philosophy

McTaggart believes that love is an emotion directed towards another person that is completely independent of that person's qualities. The qualities may cause the love, but they do not provide reasons ... More


Developments in Idealist Metaphysics

W. J. Mander

in British Idealism: A History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199559299
eISBN:
9780191725531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559299.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines subsequent developments in idealist metaphysics. It begins with a discussion of Personal Idealism, paying particular attention to Pringle-Pattison's objections to Absolute ... More


Developments in Idealist Philosophy of Religion

W. J. Mander

in British Idealism: A History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199559299
eISBN:
9780191725531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559299.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines the philosophy of religion of both Personal Idealism and the later developments of Absolute Idealism. Examining the complex of relations between God, the Absolute and the finite ... More


Developments in Idealist Ethics

W. J. Mander

in British Idealism: A History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199559299
eISBN:
9780191725531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559299.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Although not destined to produce any new systems of equivalent stature to those of Green, Bradley, or Caird, idealist ethics did not simply cease at the turn of the century. Later idealist thinking ... More


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