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Past, Present and Future

Arthur Prior


This book is a sequel to Time and Modality. Many problems raised in that book have been resolved, and new ones have been raised in their turn. The author has recorded some of these developments, and carried on with some further ones. The book is self-contained, presupposing nothing but a few facts, mostly about the better-known systems of modal logic, which can easily be found in the literature. Topics discussed include the precursors of tense-logic, the Diodorean modal system, topology of time, non-standard tense-logics, the logic of successive world-states, metric tense-logic, time, determin ... More

Keywords: modal logic, tense-logic, Diodorean modal system, time, determinism, existence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1967 Print ISBN-13: 9780198243113
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198243113.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Arthur Prior, author