The Philosophy of Time (Oxford Readings in Philosophy)

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9780198239987: The Philosophy of Time (Oxford Readings in Philosophy)

The aim of this series is to bring together important recent writings in major areas of philosophical inquiry, selected from a variety of sources, mostly periodicals, which may not be conveniently available to university students or general readers. This volume presents a set of readings which introduce the central topics in the philosophy of time. Two of the essays have been written specially for this volume. The editors summarize the background to the debate and show how issues in the philosophy of time are related to other branches of philosophy. This book should be of interest to students of metaphysics or the philosophy of physics (advanced undergraduate and graduate); professional philosophers and scientists interested in time; and general readers investigating the philosophical background to the current popularity of the subject.

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Robin Le Poidevin was a Research Fellow at the University of St Andrews (1988-9) and Lecturer in Philosophy at Oriel College, Oxford (1987). He lives in Farnhill, West Yorkshire. Andrew MacBeath lives in Dunblane, Perthshire.


"It is about time a book of this magnitude came into the picture. Very timely. It covers the topic well."--Scott Engel, Miles Community College

"A wonderful collection of stimulating essays which are sure to hold the interest of my students."--Micheal W. Palmer, Bluefield College

"This is an excellent single volume treatment of a most important subject. It nicely combines both classical and contemporary approaches. The price is right, too."--Robert P. Tucker, Florida Southern College

"Though philosophers have long attended to the profound implications physics has had upon our understanding of time, interest again appears to be growing in metaphysical issues of time as well. Le Poidevin and MacBeath's outstanding new anthology-presenting influential viewpoints current within the metaphysics rather than physics of time-not only reflects this trend, but should provide a powerful impetus to it....An important compilation of recent works useful for professionals and for advanced students in the metaphysics of time. As the newest volume in the Oxford Readings in Philosophy, this book makes an outstanding addition to an already distinguished series."--Teaching Philosophy

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