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Time, Space, and Metaphysics
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Time, Space, and Metaphysics

Bede Rundle

Abstract

This book engages with major philosophical questions concerning time and space — a framework for the investigation being provided by the debate between the absolutists and the relationists, so between Newton and Leibniz, and their followers. The investigation brings to the fore questions of the nature and reality of time and space, and leads on to more recent debates, as those relating to their possible infinitude, to anti-realism, time travel, temporal parts, geometry, convention, and the direction of time. These in turn raise more general issues, issues involving such concepts as those of id ... More

Keywords: time, space, metaphysics, reality, objectivity, causation, verifiability, facts, geometry

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199575114
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575114.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bede Rundle, author
University of Oxford