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Time, Tense, and Causation

Michael Tooley

Abstract

Defends a dynamic, or tensed, conception of time, according to which the past and the present are real while the future is not. This conception differs from traditional tensed views, according to which tensed facts are more basic than tenseless ones; on the contrary, tensed facts reduce to tenseless ones.

Keywords: causation, direction of time, Special Theory of Relativity, temporal relations, tense, tensed facts, tenseless facts, time

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198250746
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198250746.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Tooley, author
University of Colorado, Boulder
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