skip to content
Time, tense, and causation Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Time, tense, and causation

Author: Michael Tooley
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Michael Tooley presents a major new philosophical study of time and its relation to causation. The nature of time has always been one of the most fascinating and perplexing problems in philosophy. In recent years, it has become the focus of vigorous debate between advocates of rival theories, as traditional, 'tensed' accounts of time, which hold that time has a direction and that the flow of time is part of the
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Tooley
ISBN: 0198235798 9780198235798
OCLC Number: 35317558
Description: xvi, 399 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. I. Causation, Time, and Ontology. 1. The Nature of Time: Alternative Accounts and Basic Issues. 2. Actuality and Actuality as of a Time. 3. Temporally Relative Facts and the Argument from Preventability. 4. Facts, Causation, and Time --
pt. II. Semantical Issues. 5. Truth and Truth at a Time --
pt. III. Tensed Facts. 6. Tensed Accounts of the Nature of Time. 7. Past, Present, and Future. 8. Past, Present, and Future: Alternative Accounts --
pt. IV. Temporal Relations. 9. Causation and Temporal Relations --
pt. V. Objections. 10. Philosophical Objections. 11. The Special Theory of Relativity and the Unreality of the Future --
pt. VI. A Summing-Up. 12. Summary and Conclusions.
Responsibility: Michael Tooley.
More information:

Abstract:

Presents a major philosophical theory of the nature of time. The author argues for a dynamic conception of the universe, according to which past, present, and future are not merely subjective  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

Tooley puts a high premium on clarity and providing arguments for his views where he can. His book is valuable in providing a distinctive package of views on traditional issues in the philosophy of Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/35317558> # Time, tense, and causation
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "35317558" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/43388#Place/oxford> ; # Oxford
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/849829> ; # Causation
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/43388#Topic/temps_logique> ; # Temps (Logique)
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/classification/BD638> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/43388#Topic/causaliteit> ; # Causaliteit
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1151043> ; # Time
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/43388#Topic/tijd> ; # Tijd
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/43388#Topic/causalite> ; # Causalité
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/43388#Topic/temps> ; # Temps
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/43388#Topic/temps_philosophie> ; # Temps (philosophie)
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/115/e20/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/43388#Topic/relativite_physique> ; # Relativité (Physique)
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:copyrightYear "1997" ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/109549569> ; # Michael Tooley
    schema:datePublished "1997" ;
    schema:description "Michael Tooley presents a major new philosophical study of time and its relation to causation. The nature of time has always been one of the most fascinating and perplexing problems in philosophy. In recent years, it has become the focus of vigorous debate between advocates of rival theories, as traditional, 'tensed' accounts of time, which hold that time has a direction and that the flow of time is part of the nature of the universe, have been challenged by 'tenseless' accounts of time, according to which past, present, and future are merely subjective features of events, rather than objective properties of events."@en ;
    schema:description "Time, Tense, and Causation offers a new approach, in many ways intermediate between these two rivals. Tooley shares with tensed approaches the view that the universe is dynamic, holding that the past and the present are real while the future is not; but he rejects the view that this entails that there are irreducible tensed facts. Tooley's approach accounts for time in terms of its relation to causation: he argues that the direction of time is based upon the direction of causation, and that the key to understanding the dynamic nature of the universe lies in the nature of causation. He also offer analyses of tensed concepts, and discusses semantic issues concerning truth and time. Finally, addressing the formidable difficulties posed for tensed accounts of time by the Special Theory of Relativity, he suggests that a modified version of the theory, compatible with the account of time in this book, is to be preferred to the standard version."@en ;
    schema:description "pt. I. Causation, Time, and Ontology. 1. The Nature of Time: Alternative Accounts and Basic Issues. 2. Actuality and Actuality as of a Time. 3. Temporally Relative Facts and the Argument from Preventability. 4. Facts, Causation, and Time -- pt. II. Semantical Issues. 5. Truth and Truth at a Time -- pt. III. Tensed Facts. 6. Tensed Accounts of the Nature of Time. 7. Past, Present, and Future. 8. Past, Present, and Future: Alternative Accounts -- pt. IV. Temporal Relations. 9. Causation and Temporal Relations -- pt. V. Objections. 10. Philosophical Objections. 11. The Special Theory of Relativity and the Unreality of the Future -- pt. VI. A Summing-Up. 12. Summary and Conclusions."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/43388> ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "Time, tense, and causation"@en ;
    schema:productID "35317558" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/35317558#PublicationEvent/oxford_clarendon_press_1997> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/43388#Agent/clarendon_press> ; # Clarendon Press
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780198235798> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GB9721235> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/35317558> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/43388#Agent/clarendon_press> # Clarendon Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Clarendon Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/43388#Topic/causalite> # Causalité
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Causalité"@en ;
    schema:name "Causalité"@fr ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/43388#Topic/relativite_physique> # Relativité (Physique)
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Relativité (Physique)"@fr ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/43388#Topic/temps_logique> # Temps (Logique)
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Temps (Logique)"@fr ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/43388#Topic/temps_philosophie> # Temps (philosophie)
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Temps (philosophie)"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1151043> # Time
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Time"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/849829> # Causation
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Causation"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/109549569> # Michael Tooley
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1941" ;
    schema:familyName "Tooley" ;
    schema:givenName "Michael" ;
    schema:name "Michael Tooley" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780198235798>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0198235798" ;
    schema:isbn "9780198235798" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.