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Real Time.

MELLOR, D. H. [Hugh] (1938-):

ISBN 10: 0521241332 / ISBN 13: 9780521241335
Published by Cambridge, etc.: Cambridge University Press, 1981., 1981
Used Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Signed, presentation copy of the First Edition. xi, 203 pp. Original cloth. Very Good+, in very good+ dust jacket. 'Edwin/with love, thanks and best wishes/Hugh'. Bookseller Inventory # 14088

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Title: Real Time.

Publisher: Cambridge, etc.: Cambridge University Press, 1981.

Publication Date: 1981

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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This is a study of the nature of time. In it, redeploying an argument first presented by McTaggart, the author argues that although time itself is real, tense is not. He accounts for the appearance of the reality of tense - our sense of the passage of time, and the fact that our experience occurs in the present - by showing how time is indispensable as a condition of action. Time itself is further analysed, and Dr Mellor gives answers to most of the metaphysical questions it provokes, concerning the relation of time to space, the dissection of time, and its relation to change and causation.

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Dr Mellor argues that although time itself is real, tense is not since experience occurs in the present. He the analyses how time is indispensable as a condition of action. He concentrates on the relation of time to space, the dissection of time, and its relation to change and causation.

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