Authors
David Braddon-Mitchell
University of Sydney
Kristie Miller
University of Sydney
Abstract
This paper proffers an account of why interdisciplinary research on, inter alia, the nature of time can be fruitful even if the disciplines in question have different explanatory pro-jects. We suggest that the special sciences perform a subject setting role for lower-level disciplines such as physics. In essence, they tell us where, amongst a theory of the physical world, we should expect to locate phenomena such as temporality; they tell us what it would take for there to be time. Physical theory tells us whether there is anything like that in the world and what its hidden nature is. Only working in tandem can physics and the special sciences locate and describe the phenomenon that is time.
Keywords time  science  concepts
Categories (categorize this paper)
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

 PhilArchive page | Other versions
External links

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.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Time in Thermodynamics.Jill North - 2011 - In Criag Callender (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Time. Oxford University Press. pp. 312--350.
Metaphysics and Time.Jan-Kyrre Berg Olsen - 2008 - Forum Philosophicum: International Journal for Philosophy 13 (2):357-371.
On Going Backward in Time.John Earman - 1967 - Philosophy of Science 34 (3):211-222.
Prospects for a New Account of Time Reversal.Daniel J. Peterson - 2013 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 49:42-56.
Bijective Epistemology and Space–Time.Davide Fiscaletti & Amrit Sorli - 2015 - Foundations of Science 20 (4):387-398.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2015-10-12

Total views
220 ( #48,027 of 2,463,158 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
14 ( #53,478 of 2,463,158 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes