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The Language and Reality of Time
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The Language and Reality of Time

Thomas Sattig

Abstract

The book develops a comprehensive framework for doing philosophy of time. It brings together a variety of different perspectives, linking the ordinary conception of time with the physicist’s conception, and linking questions about time addressed in metaphysics with questions addressed in the philosophy of language. Within this framework, the book explores the temporal dimension of the material world in relation to the temporal dimension of our ordinary discourse about the world. The discussion is centred around the dispute between three-dimensionalists and four-dimensionalists about whether th ... More

Keywords: change, endurantism, identity, language, metaphysics, ontology, persistence, predication, presentism, relativity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199279524
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006 DOI:10.1093/0199279527.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas Sattig, author
Tulane University, New Orleans
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