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  1. B-Theory and Time Biases.Sayid Bnefsi - 2019 - In Patrick Blackburn, Per Hasle & Peter Øhrstrøm (eds.), Logic and Philosophy of Time: Further Themes from Prior. Aalborg, Denmark: Aalborg University Press. pp. 41-52.
    We care not only about what experiences we have, but when we have them too. However, on the B-theory of time, something’s timing isn’t an intrinsic way for that thing to be or become. Given B-theory, should we be rationally indifferent about the timing per se of an experience? In this paper, I argue that B-theorists can justify time-biased preferences for pains to be past rather than present and for pleasures to be present rather than past. In support (...)
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  2. Do We Really Need a New B-Theory of Time?Francesco Orilia & L. Nathan Oaklander - 2015 - Topoi 34 (1):1-14.
    It is customary in current philosophy of time to distinguish between an A- (or tensed) and a B- (or tenseless) theory of time. It is also customary to distinguish between an old B-theory of time, and a new B-theory of time. We may say that the former holds both semantic atensionalism and ontological atensionalism, whereas the latter gives up semantic atensionalism and retains ontological atensionalism. It is typically assumed that the B-theorists have been induced by advances in the (...)
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  3. Truth-Conditions, Truth-Bearers and the New B-Theory of Time.Stephan Torre - 2009 - Philosophical Studies 142 (3):325-344.
    In this paper I consider two strategies for providing tenseless truth-conditions for tensed sentences: the token-reflexive theory and the date theory. Both theories have faced a number of objections by prominent A-theorists such as Quentin Smith and William Lane Craig. Traditionally, these two theories have been viewed as rival methods for providing truth-conditions for tensed sentences. I argue that the debate over whether the token-reflexive theory or the date theory is true has arisen from a failure to distinguish between conditions (...)
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  4. B-Theory Old and New: On Ontological Commitment.Daniel M. Johnson - 2013 - Synthese 190 (17):3953-3970.
    The most important argument against the B-theory of time is the paraphrase argument. The major defense against that argument is the “new” tenseless theory of time, which is built on what I will call the “indexical reply” to the paraphrase argument. The move from the “old” tenseless theory of time to the new is most centrally a change of viewpoint about the nature and determiners of ontological commitment. Ironically, though, the new tenseless theorists have generally not paid enough sustained, (...)
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  5. Our Experience of Passage on the B-Theory.Natalja Deng - 2013 - Erkenntnis 78 (4):713-726.
    Elsewhere I have suggested that the B-theory includes a notion of passage, by virtue of including succession. Here, I provide further support for that claim by showing that uncontroversial elements of the B-theory straightforwardly ground a veridical sense of passage. First, I argue that the B-theory predicts that subjects of experience have a sense of passivity with respect to time that they do not have with respect to space, which they are right to have, even according to (...)
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  6. The B-Theory of Time and the Fear of Death.Mikel Burley - 2008 - Polish Journal of Philosophy 2 (2):21-38.
    This paper discusses Robin Le Poidevin’s proposal that a commitment to the B-theory of time provides a reason to relinquish the fear of death. After outlining Le Poidevin’s views on time and death, I analyze the specific passages in which he makes his proposal, giving close attention to the claim that, for the B-theorist, one’s life is “eternally real.” I distinguish two possible interpretations of this claim, which I call alethic eternalism and ontic eternalism respectively, and argue, with reference (...)
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  7. B-Theory, Language and Ethics.Alexander Pruss - manuscript
    The A-theory of time states that there is an absolute fact of the matter about what events are, respectively, in the past, present and future. The B-theory says that all there is to temporality are the relations of earlier-than, later-than and simultaneous-with, and the past, present and future are merely relative.
     
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  8. The A‐Theory of Time, The B‐Theory of Time, and ‘Taking Tense Seriously’.Dean W. Zimmerman - 2005 - Dialectica 59 (4):401-457.
    The paper has two parts: First, I describe a relatively popular thesis in the philosophy of propositional attitudes, worthy of the name ‘taking tense seriously’; and I distinguish it from a family of views in the metaphysics of time, namely, the A‐theories. Once the distinction is in focus, a skeptical worry arises. Some A‐theorists maintain that the difference between past, present, and future, is to be drawn in terms of what exists: growing‐block theorists eschew ontological commitment to future entities; presentists, (...)
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    Tense and the New B-Theory of Language.William Lane Craig - 1996 - Philosophy 71 (275):5 - 26.
    New B-Theorists of language, while conceding the untranslatability of tensed sentences by tenseless sentences, deny that the ineliminability of tense implies the reality of tensed facts. Thus, New BTheorist Nathan Oaklander explains, For a variety of reasons, ... recent defenders of the tenseless view have come to embrace the thesis that tensed sentences cannot be translated by tenseless ones without loss of meaning. Nevertheless, recent detensers have denied that the ineliminability of tensed language and thought entails the reality of temporal (...)
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  10. A-Theory for B-Theorists.Josh Parsons - 2002 - Philosophical Quarterly 52 (206):1-20.
    The debate between A-theory and B-theory in the philosophy of time is a persistent one. It is not always clear, however, what the terms of this debate are. A-theorists are often lumped with a miscellaneous collection of heterodox doctrines: the view that only the present exists, that time flows relentlessly, or that presentness is a property (Williams 1996); that time passes, tense is unanalysable, or that earlier than and later than are defined in terms of pastness, presentness, and futurity (...)
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    Aristotelians and the A/B Theory Debate About Time.Robert C. Koons - 2020 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 94 (3):463-474.
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  12. B-Theory, Fixity, and Fatalism.Joseph Diekemper - 2007 - Noûs 41 (3):429–452.
  13. The New B-Theory's Tu Quoque Argument.William Lane Craig - 1996 - Synthese 107 (2):249 - 269.
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  14. Prior's' Thank Goodness That's Over'Objection to the B-Theory.Michelle Beer - 2008 - In L. Nathan Oaklander (ed.), The Philosophy of Time. Routledge.
     
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    B-Series Temporal Order in Dōgen's Theory of Time.Dirck Vorenkamp - 1995 - Philosophy East and West 45 (3):387-408.
    Dōgen's views of time are descriptively compared to the modern western philosophical view called "B-theory" and found to contain elements of each of the four main tenets of the B-theory. Furthermore, a fundamental incongruency is discovered. Even accounting for traditional Buddhist approaches to apparent contradictions, Dōgen's problems in this regard call into question the assumption of consistency that has characterized modern interpretations of his views on time.
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  16. The B-Theory in the 20th Century.M. Joshua Mozersky - forthcoming - In Adrian Bardon & Heather Dyke (eds.), The Blackwell Companion to the Philosophy of Time. Wiley-Blackwell.
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    Tense and the New B-Theory Of.William Lane Craig - 1996 - Philosophy 71:5.
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    Burks Arthur W. And Wright Jesse B.. Theory of Logical Nets. Proceedings of the I.R.E., Vol. 41 , Pp. 1357–1365.Alonzo Church - 1954 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 19 (2):141-142.
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  19. RUSSELL, B.: "Theory of Knowledge: The 1913 Manuscript", Vol. 7 of "The Collected Papers of Bertrand Russell".A. Pavkovic - 1986 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 64:514.
     
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  20. BRAITHWAITE, R. B. - Theory of Games as a Tool for the Moral Philosopher. [REVIEW]S. Vajda - 1957 - Mind 66:423.
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  21. Lost Feeling of Ownership of One’s Mental States: The Importance of Situating Patient R.B.'s Pathology in the Context of Contemporary Theory and Empiricism.Stan Klein - 2016 - Philosophical Psychology 29 (4):490-493.
    In her re-analysis of the evidence presented in Klein and Nichols (2012) to support their argument that patient R.B. temporarily lost possessory custody of consciously apprehended objects (in this case, objects that normally would be non-inferentially taken as episodic memory), Professor Roache concludes Klein and Nichols's claims are untenable. I argue that Professor Roache is incorrect in her re-interpretation, and that this is due, in part, to lack of sufficient familiarity with psychological theory on memory as well as clinical literature (...)
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  22. A-Not-B Errors: Testing the Limits of Natural Pedagogy Theory.Marion Vorms - 2012 - Review of Philosophy and Psychology 3 (4):525-545.
    Gergely and Csibra's theory, known as "natural pedagogy theory", is meant to explain how infants fast-learn generic knowledge from adults. In this paper, my goal is to assess the explanatory import of this theory in a particular case, namely the phenomena known as "A-not-B errors". I first propose a clarification of natural pedagogy theory's fundamental hypotheses. Then, I describe Topál et al.'s (Science, 321, 1831-1834, 2008) experiments, which consist in applying natural pedagogy theory's framework to the A-not-B errors. Finally, I (...)
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    James B. Ashbrook and His Holistic World: Toward a "Unified Field Theory" of Mind, Brain, Self, World, and God.Carol Rausch Albright - 2010 - Zygon 45 (2):479-489.
    James B. Ashbrook's "new natural theology in an empirical mode" pursued an integrated understanding of the spiritual, psychological, and neurological dimensions of spiritual life. Knowledge of neuroscience and personality theory was central to his quest, and his understandings were necessarily revised and amplified as scientific findings emerged. As a result, Ashbrook's legacy may serve as a case example of how to do religion-and-science in a milieu of scientific change. The constant in the quest was Ashbrook's core belief in the basic (...)
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    A Response to G.B. Bagci’s “Ghirardi-Rimini-Weber Collapse Theory and Whiteheadian Process Philosophy”.William M. Kallfelz - 2009 - Process Studies 38 (2):394-411.
    I examine G.B. Bagci’s arguments for the Ghirardi-Rimini-Weber interpretation of non-relativistic quantum mechanics as ideally suited for Whitehead’s philosophy. Much of Bagci’s claims are in response to Michael Epperson, who argues in the same vein in favor of decoherence accounts. Pace Epperson, I do not think that decoherence is the final arbiter here, and instead I contrast GRW with several other accounts addressing foundational problems of quantum theory, which also account for relativistic covariance, while GRW does not. I argue that (...)
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    Experience and Theory as Determinants of Attitudes Toward Mental Representation: The Case of Knight Dunlap and the Vanishing Images of J.B. Watson.Nigel J. T. Thomas - 1989 - American Journal of Psychology 102:395-412.
    Galton and subsequent investigators find wide divergences in people's subjective reports of mental imagery. Such individual differences might be taken to explain the peculiarly irreconcilable disputes over the nature and cognitive significance of imagery which have periodically broken out among psychologists and philosophers. However, to so explain these disputes is itself to take a substantive and questionable position on the cognitive role of imagery. This article distinguishes three separable issues over which people can be "for" or "against" mental images. Conflation (...)
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    5. C.B. Macpherson, Democracy, and Democratic Theory 2: Human Rights, Democratic Expressions, and Democratic Models.Phillip Hansen - 2015 - In Reconsidering C.B. Macpherson: From Possessive Individualism to Democratic Theory and Beyond. University of Toronto Press. pp. 219-268.
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    4. C.B. Macpherson, Democracy, and Democratic Theory 1: Revisionist Liberalism and the Two Faces of Liberty.Phillip Hansen - 2015 - In Reconsidering C.B. Macpherson: From Possessive Individualism to Democratic Theory and Beyond. University of Toronto Press. pp. 187-218.
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    6. Political Theory, Social Science, and Social Critique: C.B. Macpherson, Philosophy, and Methodology.Phillip Hansen - 2015 - In Reconsidering C.B. Macpherson: From Possessive Individualism to Democratic Theory and Beyond. University of Toronto Press. pp. 269-304.
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    Reconsidering C.B. Macpherson: From Possessive Individualism to Democratic Theory and Beyond.Phillip Hansen - unknown
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  30. The Social Theory of W.E.B. Du Bois.W. E. B. Du Bois & Phil Zuckerman - 2004
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    Pinches, Charles R. Theology and Action: After Theory in Christian Ethics, W.B. Eerdmans, 2002 in Theological Studies 65 (2004): 205-7. [REVIEW]Eileen C. Sweeney - 2004 - Theological Studies 65:205-7.
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    J. B. Braden and S. Proost, Editors, The Economic Theory of Environmental Policy in a Federal System; A. Cornwell and J. Creedy, Environmental Taxes and Economic Welfare; G. Atkinson, R. Dubourg, K. Hamilton, M. Munasinghe, D. Pearce, and C. Young, Measuring Sustainable Development: Macroeconomics and the Environment; R. Nau, E. Gronn, M. Machina, and O. Bergland, Editors, Economic and Environmental Risk and Uncertainty: New Models and Methods. [REVIEW]Amitrajeet A. Batabyal - 2001 - Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 14 (1):97-103.
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    Quantum Theory as an Indication of a New Order in Physics. B. Implicate and Explicate Order in Physical Law.David Bohm - 1973 - Foundations of Physics 3 (2):139-168.
    In this paper, we inquire further into the question of the emergence of new orders in physics, first raised in an earlier paper. In this inquiry, we are led to suggest that the quantum theory indicates the need for yet another new order, which we call “enfolded” or “implicate.” One of the most striking examples of the implicate order is to be seen by considering the function of the hologram, which clearly reveals how a total content (in principle extending over (...)
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    Abian Alexander. The Theory of Sets and Transfinite Arithmetic. W. B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia and London 1965, Xiii + 406 Pp. [REVIEW]B. Rotman - 1971 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 36 (1):167.
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    Gerd B. Müller and Massimo Pigliucci—Extended Synthesis: Theory Expansion or Alternative? : Criticism of the Extended Synthesis: A Response to Müller and Pigliucci.Lindsay R. Craig - 2010 - Biological Theory 5 (4):395-396.
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    Hindu Theology and Biology: The Bhāgavata Purāṇa and Contemporary Theory by Jonathan B. Edelmann.Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad - 2018 - Philosophy East and West 68 (2):648-654.
    Hindu Theology and Biology: The Bhāgavata Purāṇa and Contemporary Theory is a conceptually ambitious book, because it seeks to articulate a program and a position so novel that there is scarcely any extant literature to draw on. The reader with a background in the study of Hinduism and Indian philosophy is likely to be puzzled by the juxtaposition of topics indicated by the title of the book. But what Jonathan Edelmann is setting out to do is to create an area (...)
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  37. John B. Thompson, "Studies in the Theory of Ideology". [REVIEW]Michael Rosen - 1987 - Theory and Society 16 (5):774.
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    Julian Huxley on Darwinian Evolution: A Snapshot of a Theory: Julian Huxley: Evolution the Modern Synthesis: The Definitive Edition. Edited by Massimo Pigliucci and Gerd B. Müller. Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press, 2010, Ix+770pp, US$35.00 PB. [REVIEW]Michael Ruse - 2011 - Metascience 20 (2):329-333.
    Julian Huxley on Darwinian evolution: A snapshot of a theory Content Type Journal Article DOI 10.1007/s11016-010-9499-8 Authors Michael Ruse, Department of Philosophy, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32303, USA Journal Metascience Online ISSN 1467-9981 Print ISSN 0815-0796.
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    Ambiguity in Greek Literature: Studies in Theory and Practice. By W. B. Stanford. Pp. Xi + 185. Oxford: Blackwell, 1939. 10s. 6d. [REVIEW]Henry Birkhead & W. B. Stanford - 1950 - Journal of Hellenic Studies 70:89-89.
  40. Consistent Quantum Theory - Robert B. Griffiths, Cambridge, 2001, Pp. 400, US $95, ISBN 0521803497.R. Omnes - 2003 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 34 (2):329-331.
     
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    Continuity Theory Revisited: Reply to D. B. Berch.Gerald B. Biederman - 1972 - Psychological Review 79 (2):178-179.
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    B. Kant's Theory of Form: An Essay on the Critique of Pure Reason. [REVIEW]Mary Gregor - 1983 - Review of Metaphysics 37 (1):138-140.
    In the Prolegomena, Kant characterized the position of the Critique of Pure Reason as "formal idealism." Kant's Theory of Form questions whether the enterprise Kant undertook in the Critique can be successfully carried through, and finds that Kant's self-imposed methodological restrictions generate tensions that he could have resolved only by abandoning his assumption that determinate forms of knowledge are knowable a priori and that an exclusive concern with them is compatible with empirical realism. It is, Pippin argues, Kant's method itself, (...)
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    Books in Review: The Idea of Political Theory: Reflections on the Self in Political Time and Space by Tracy B. Strong. [REVIEW]Henry S. Kariel - 1992 - Political Theory 20 (2):345-348.
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    Hume's Theory of Knowledge: A Critical Examination. By M. B. Singer. [REVIEW]M. B. Singer - 1937 - Ethics 48:128.
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  45. B. W. Lindgren, "Elements of Decision Theory". [REVIEW]Gordon Welty - 1972 - Theory and Decision 2 (4):387.
     
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  46. Inconsistency in the A-Theory.Nicholas J. J. Smith - 2011 - Philosophical Studies 156 (2):231 - 247.
    This paper presents a new argument against A-theories of time. A-theorists hold that there is an objective now (present moment) and an objective flow of time, the latter constituted by the movement of the objective now through time. A-theorists therefore want to draw different pictures of reality—showing the objective now in different positions—depending upon the time at which the picture is drawn. In this paper it is argued that the times at which the different pictures are drawn may be taken (...)
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  47. A New Problem for the A-Theory of Time.Simon Prosser - 2000 - Philosophical Quarterly 50 (201):494-498.
    : I offer a new approach to the increasingly convoluted debate between the A- and B-theories of time, the ‘tensed’ and ‘tenseless’ theories. It is often assumed that the B-theory faces more difficulties than the A-theory in explaining the apparently tensed features of temporal experience. I argue that the A-theory cannot explain these features at all, because on any physicalist or supervenience theory of the mind, in which the nature of experience is fixed by the physical state of the (...)
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  48. Book Review: Hegel’s Philosophy – Ethics, Recognition and oppressionJamesDavid, Hegel – A Guide for the Perplexed , Vi + 164 Pp., Index.SpeightAllen, The Philosophy of Hegel , Viii + 166 Pp., Index.PippinRobert B., Hegel’s Practical Philosophy – Rational Agency as Ethical Life , Xi + 308 Pp., Index.AndersonSybol S. C., Hegel’s Theory of Recognition – From Oppression to Ethical Liberal Modernity , 224 Pp., Index. [REVIEW]Thomas Klikauer - 2012 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 38 (6):651-658.
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  49. Discussion. Bundle Theory From A to B.Christopher Hughes - 1999 - Mind 108 (429):149-156.
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  50. Porter, Jean. Ministers of the Law: A Natural Law Theory of Legal Authority. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 2010. Pp. Xvi+351. $30.00. [REVIEW]Steven D. Smith - 2011 - Ethics 122 (1):203-207.
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