David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Cambridge University Press (1997)
We view things from a certain position in time: in our language, thought, feelings and actions, we draw distinctions between what has happened, is happening, and will happen. Current approaches to this feature of our lives - those seen in disputes between tensed and tenseless theories, between realist and anti-realist treatments of past and future, and in accounts of historical knowledge - embody serious misunderstandings of the character of the issues; they misconstrue the relation between metaphysics and ethics, and the way to characterise the kind of sense which tensed language has. David Cockburn argues that the notion of 'reasons for emotion' must have a central place in any account of meaning, and that the present should have no priority in our understanding of tense. This allows for a more satisfactory articulation of the place of past, present and future in our thought, and of the form which criticism of our thought might take.
|Keywords||Time Tense (Logic|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$39.45 used (69% off) $100.56 new (20% off) $124.99 direct from Amazon Amazon page|
|Call number||BD638.C63 1997|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Jason Waller (2009). Spinoza on the Incoherence of Self-Destruction. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 17 (3):487 – 503.
Similar books and articles
Kristie Miller (2008). Backwards Causation, Time, and the Open Future. Metaphysica 9 (2):173-191.
Eric Olson (2009). The Passage of Time. In Robin Le Poidevin (ed.), The Routledge Companion to Metaphysics. Routledge
R. Gallie (2000). Review. Other Times: Philosophical Perspectives on Past, Present and Future. D Cockburn. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 51 (2):371-373.
Mauro Dorato, The Irrelevance of the Presentist/Eternalist Debate for the Ontology of Minkowski Spacetime.
Heather Dyke (2001). The Pervasive Paradox of Tense. Grazer Philosophische Studien 62 (1):103-124.
Dean W. Zimmerman (2005). The A-Theory of Time, the B-Theory of Time, and 'Taking Tense Seriously'. Dialectica 59 (4):401–457.
Bradford Skow (2012). Why Does Time Pass? Noûs 46 (2):223-242.
Michael Tooley (1997). Time, Tense, and Causation. Oxford University Press.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads35 ( #115,537 of 1,907,148 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #344,355 of 1,907,148 )
How can I increase my downloads?