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Relativism and Monadic Truth

Herman Cappelen and John Hawthorne

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199560554
eISBN:
9780191720963
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560554.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Relativism has dominated many intellectual circles, past and present, but the 20th century saw it banished to the fringes of mainstream analytic philosophy. Of late, however, it is making something ... More


Existence and the Present

Ian Hinckfuss

in The Existence of Space and Time

Published in print:
1975
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198245193
eISBN:
9780191680854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198245193.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter is primarily concerned with the attitude towards what is present or now as opposed to what is here, particularly with respect to the feeling that what is now has a preferred status of ... More


Hellenistic literature: Ephorus, Callimachus, and Apollonius Rhodius

Anke Walter

in Time in Ancient Stories of Origin

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198843832
eISBN:
9780191879531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843832.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In the Histories, the fourth-century historian Ephorus engages with one of the central aetia of the past: the story of how Apollo founded the oracle in Delphi (F 31b). Ephorus shifts the emphasis ... More


The Flow of Time

Ulrich Meyer

in The Nature of Time

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199599332
eISBN:
9780191760648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599332.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter argues against the view that time itself has a dynamic nature, and that there is a non-trivial sense in which time can be said to “flow.” It concludes that all there is to the passage of ... More


Introduction

Karol Berger

in Bach's Cycle, Mozart's Arrow: An Essay on the Origins of Musical Modernity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520250918
eISBN:
9780520933699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250918.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter introduces the main themes and arguments of the book, claiming that, in the later eighteenth century, European art music began to take seriously the flow of time from past to future. ... More


Time Lost, Time Regained

Craig Callender

in Metaphysics and Cognitive Science

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190639679
eISBN:
9780190639709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190639679.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter contends that cognitive science is crucially important to the metaphysics of time. Cognitive science reveals mechanisms that help us regain the time “lost” by physics, and in so doing, ... More


The Arrested Procession

Karol Berger

in Bach's Cycle, Mozart's Arrow: An Essay on the Origins of Musical Modernity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520250918
eISBN:
9780520933699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250918.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses the opening chorus of the St. Matthew Passion. The chorus is based on a da capo aria text, and its shape makes sense only against the background of the generic conventions that ... More


What Makes Time Special?

Craig Callender

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198797302
eISBN:
9780191839603
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797302.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

As we navigate through life, we model time as flowing, the present as special, and the past as “dead.” This model of time—manifest time—develops in childhood and later thoroughly infiltrates our ... More


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