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Where There's a Will There's a Way: Causation and Freedom

Robert Hanna

in Kant, Science, and Human Nature

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199285549
eISBN:
9780191713965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285549.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores the same basic Kantian presuppositional links with respect to causation. It begins by unpacking the basics of Kant's metaphysics of causation, with special reference to the ... More


Subjunctive Conditionals and Time's Arrow

Jonathan Bennett

in A Philosophical Guide to Conditionals

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199258871
eISBN:
9780191597046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258872.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Lewis tried to use his analysis of subjunctive conditionals to explain time's arrow: our sense of the fixity of the past and non‐fixity of the future. This required him to state his analysis—and thus ... More


Counterfactual Dependence and Time's Arrow

David Lewis

in Philosophical Papers Volume II

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195036466
eISBN:
9780199833399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195036468.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Upholds the asymmetry of counterfactual dependence, and proposes a semantic analysis of counterfactual conditionals that can account for it. It also considers the asymmetry of miracles and that of ... More


Backwards Time

Mark Currie

in About Time: Narrative, Fiction and the Philosophy of Time

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624249
eISBN:
9780748652037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624249.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter involves the readings of Graham Swift's Waterland and Martin Amis's Time's Arrow. Waterland is a novel full of explicit theorisation that finds its application in the storytelling ... More


The Direction of Time

D. H. Mellor

in Mind, Meaning, and Reality: Essays in Philosophy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199645084
eISBN:
9780191743351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645084.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter argues that whatever gives time its direction must be intrinsic, universal, apply at each spacetime point, and lack a spatial counterpart. It then shows that these criteria are met ... 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


Interlude: Jean-Jacques contra Augustinum: A Little Treatise on Moral-Political Theology

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/9780520250918.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter tells the story of the transition from the premodern Christian moral-political outlook to the modern post-Christian worldview, providing a larger context for the musical developments, a ... More


‘There Are Doors’: Memory and Textual Structure

Peter Wright

in Attending Daedalus: Gene Wolfe, Artifice and the Reader

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780853238188
eISBN:
9781846312618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238188.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Following on from the discussion of the potential effects of Wolfe's obscure diction, this chapter argues that the linguistic, literary and extraliterary eclecticism of The Urth Cycle can be read as ... More


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