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    Special Relativity and the Future: A Defense of the Point Present.James Harrington - 2007 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 39 (1):82-101.
    In this paper, I defend a theory of local temporality, sometimes referred to as a point-present theory. This theory has the great advantage that it allows for the possibility of an open future without requiring any alterations to our standard understanding of special relativity. Such theories, however, have regularly been rejected out of hand as metaphysically incoherent. After surveying the debate, I argue that such a transformation of temporal concepts (i) is suggested by the indexical semantics of tense in a (...)
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    Discussion Note: K. Miller “Enduring Special Relativity”.James Harrington - 2005 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 43 (2):241-244.
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    Instants and Instantaneous Velocity.James Harrington - unknown
    This paper will argue that the puzzles about instantaneous velocity, and rates of change more generally, are the result of a failure to recognize an ambiguity in the concept of an instant, and therefore of an instantaneous state. We will conclude that there are two distinct conceptions of a temporal instant: (i) instants conceived as fundamentally distinct zero-duration temporal atoms and (ii) instants conceived as the boundary of, or between,temporally extended durations. Since the concept of classical instantaneous velocity is well- (...)
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    What "Becomes" in Temporal Becoming?James Harrington - 2009 - American Philosophical Quarterly 46 (3):249-265.
    Aristotle begins his famous discussion of time in Book Δ of The Physics by asking whether time belongs to “the things that exist.” In this paper I argue that Aristotle’s apparently ambiguous answer to this question holds one of the keys to clarifying contemporary philosophy of time . First, I argue that the metaphysical and meta-philosophical presuppositions underlying most philosophy of time are deeply flawed. Second, that Aristotle provides us with a much more plausible alternative set of presuppositions about the (...)
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  5. Tense Logic in Einstein-Minkowski Space-Time.James Harrington - unknown
    This paper argues that the Einstein-Minkowski space-time of special relativity provides an adequate model for classical tense logic, including rigorous definitions of tensed becoming and of the logical priority of proper time. In addition, the extension of classical tense logic with an operator for predicate-term negation provides us with a framework for interpreting and defending the significance of future contingency in special relativity. The framework for future contingents developed here involves the dual falsehood of non-logical contraries, only one of which (...)
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  6. The Political Works of James Harrington.James Harrington - 1977 - Cambridge University Press.
    James Harrington (1611-77) was a pioneer in applying the methods of Machiavelli and other civic humanists to English political society and its landed structure. In the century after his death, his ideas were adapted to become an important ingredient in the vocabulary of both English and American political opposition to the methods of Hanoverian parliamentary monarchy. There has been no complete edition of Harrington's writings since 1771, or of Oceana, his best-known work, since 1924. This is a modernised edition, and (...)
     
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    What Kind of a Problem is the Problem of Time?James Harrington - unknown
    Aristotle begins his famous discussion of time in Book Δ of The Physics by asking whether time belongs to “the things that exist.” In this paper I argue that Aristotle’s apparently ambiguous answer to this question holds one of the keys to clarifying contemporary philosophy of time. First, I argue that the metaphysical and meta-philosophical presuppositions underlying most philosophy of time are deeply flawed. Second, that Aristotle provides us with a much more plausible alternative set of presuppositions about the nature (...)
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    Aforismos políticos.James Harrington - 2008 - Anales de la Cátedra Francisco Suárez 42:217-228.
    Traducción de Jaime Bermúdez Escamilla sobre Political Aphorisms (1659), en The Oceana and other Works of James Harrington, with an Account of his Life by John Toland, Londres, printed for T. Becket, T. Cadell y T. Evans, 1771, pp. 483-490. Texto inglés consultado en The Online Library of Liberty, Liberty Fund (www.libertyfund.org).
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    Predicate-Term Negation and the Indeterminacy of the Future.James Harrington - unknown
    This essay introduces a formal structure to model the indeterminacy of the future in Einstein-Minkowski space-time. We consider a first-order language, supplemented with an operator for predicate-term negation, and defend the claim that such an operation provides an appropriate model for the indeterminacy of future contingents. In the final section, it is proved that given a language otherwise adequate to represent a physical theory, at least some of the predicates of that language are indeterminate when the future is not causally (...)
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    The Effect of Medial Thalamic Lesions on Acquisition of a Go, No-Go, Tone-Light Discrimination Task.Larry W. Means, James H. Harrington & G. Thomas Miller - 1975 - Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society 5 (6):495-497.
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    Science and the Argument of the Tractatus.James Harrington - 2008 - Philosophical Frontiers: A Journal of Emerging Thought 3 (2).
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    Stephen R. L. Clark, How to Live Forever: Science Fiction and Philosophy:How to Live Forever: Science Fiction and Philosophy.James T. Harrington - 2000 - Ethics 110 (2):407-410.
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    Learning Response Compounds Having Two Critical Components.Alvin J. North & James Harrington Jr - 1954 - Journal of Experimental Psychology 47 (3):173.
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    Special Relativity and the Future: A Defense of the Point Present.James Harrington - 2008 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 39 (1):82-101.
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    ARIEW Roger, John Cottingham and Tom Sorell (Eds): Descartes' Medi.David BÖHM, Charles Biederman, Correspondence Volume One, Luc Borot & James Harrington - 1999 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 7 (2):389-394.
  16. James Harrington, From The Commonwealth of Oceana (1656).James Harrington - 2007 - In Ian Carter, Matthew H. Kramer & Hillel Steiner (eds.), Freedom: A Philosophical Anthology. Blackwell. pp. 92.
  17. Political Writings: Representative Selections.James Harrington - 1955 - New York: Liberal Arts Press.
     
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  18. Three Mystics Walk Into a Tavern: A Once and Future Meeting of Rumi, Meister Eckhart, and Moses de León in Medieval Venice.James C. Harrington & Sidney G. Hall - 2015 - Hamilton Books.
    In Three Mystics Walk into a Tavern, Jalal ad-Din Rumi, Moses de León, and Meister Eckhart— three of the greatest mystics of all time—meet for an imaginary conversation that will inspire individuals of the twenty-first century to find their own spirituality and realize that everyone can be a mystic.
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  19. The Political Writings of James Harrington: Representative Selections.James Harrington - 1980 - Greenwood Press.