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Arthur Prior

Print publication date: 1967

Print ISBN-13: 9780198243113

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198243113.001.0001

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Precursors of Tense-Logic

Precursors of Tense-Logic

(p.1) I Precursors of Tense-Logic
Past, Present and Future

Arthur Prior

Oxford University Press

This chapter begins with a discussion of the early history of the discipline now widely called ‘tense-logic’. Topics covered include McTaggart's A- and B-series, McTaggart's argument against the reality of the A series, Broad's criticism of McTaggart, Findlay's tense-logic laws, Smart's argument that events do not change, Reichenbach on the time of speech and time of reference, time and truth in medieval logic, and symbolism and metaphysics.

Keywords:   McTaggart, Broad, Findlay, Smart, Reichenbach, time, speech, reference, medieval logic, symbolism

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