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L. Nathan Oaklander
University of Michigan - Flint
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    The New Theory of Time.L. Nathan Oaklander & Quentin Smith (eds.) - 1994 - Yale Up.
    The Preface and the General Introduction to the book set the debate within the wider philosophical context and show why the subject of temporal becoming is a perennial concern of science, religion, language, logic, and the philosophy of ...
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  2. The Ontology of Time.L. Nathan Oaklander - 2004 - Prometheus Books.
  3. McTaggart’s Paradox and Crisp’s Presentism.L. Nathan Oaklander - 2010 - Philosophia 38 (2):229-241.
    In his review of The Ontology of Time, Thomas Crisp (Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 2005a ) argues that Oaklander's version of McTaggart's paradox does not make any trouble for his version of presentism. The aim of this paper is to refute that claim by demonstrating that Crisp's version of presentism does indeed succumb to a version of McTaggart's argument. I shall proceed as follows. In Part I I shall explain Crisp's view and then argue in Part II that his analysis (...)
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  4. 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 philosophy of (...)
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  5. A-, B and R-Theories of Time: A Debate.L. Nathan Oaklander - 2012 - In Adrian Bardon (ed.), The Future of the Philosophy of Time. Boston, MA, USA; Berlin, Munich: pp. 1-24.
     
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  6. The Ontology of Time.L. Nathan Oaklander - 2006 - Philosophical Quarterly 56 (225):622-624.
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    A Defence of the New Tenseless Theory of Time.L. Nathan Oaklander - 1991 - Philosophical Quarterly 41 (162):26-38.
  8. The New Tenseless Theory of Time: A Reply to Smith.L. Nathan Oaklander - 1990 - Philosophical Studies 58 (3):287 - 292.
    Quentin Smith has argued (Philosophical Studies, 1987, pp. 371-392) that the token-reflexive and the date versions of the new tenseless theory of time are open to insurmountable difficulties. I argue that Smith's central arguments are irrelevant since they rest upon methodological assumptions accepted by the old tenseless theory, but rejected by the new tenseless theory.
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  9. Introduction: McTaggart's Paradox and the Tensed Theory of Time.”.L. Nathan Oaklander - 1994 - In L. Nathan Oaklander & Quentin Smith (eds.), The New Theory of Time. Yale Up. pp. 157--162.
     
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    B-Time: A Reply to Tallant.L. Nathan Oaklander & V. Alan White - 2007 - Analysis 67 (4):332-340.
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    Loux on Particulars: Bare and Concrete.L. Nathan Oaklander & Alicia Rothstein - 2000 - Modern Schoolman 78 (102):97-102.
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  12. Freedom and the New Theory of Time.L. Nathan Oaklander - 1998 - In Robin Le Poidevin (ed.), Questions of Time and Tense. Oxford University Press. pp. 185--205.
     
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    Presentism, Ontology and Temporal Experience.L. Nathan Oaklander - 2002 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 50:73-90.
    In a recent article, ‘Tensed Time and Our Differential Experience of the Past and Future,’ William Lane Craig attempts to resuscitate A. N. Prior's ‘Thank Goodness’ argument against the B-theory by combining it with Plantinga's views about basic beliefs. In essence Craig's view is that since there is a universal experience and belief in the objectivity of tense and the reality of becoming, ‘this belief constitutes an intrinsic defeater-defeater which overwhelms the objections brought against it.’ An intrinsic defeater-defeater is a (...)
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    Temporal Relations and Temporal Becoming: A Defense of a Russellian Theory of Time. [REVIEW]L. Nathan Oaklander & George Schlesinger - 1987 - Noûs 21 (1):75-77.
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    On the Experience of Tenseless Time.L. Nathan Oaklander - 1993 - Journal of Philosophical Research 18:159-166.
    Defending the tenseless theory of time requires dealing adequately with the experience of temporal becoming. The issue centers on whether the defender of tenseless time can provide an adequate analysis of the presence of experience and the appropriateness of certain of our attitudes toward future and past events. By responding to a recent article, ‘Passage and the Presenee of Experience’, by H . Scott Hestevold, I shall attempt to show that adequate analysis of tenseless time is possible.
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  16. Russell, Negative Facts, and Ontology.L. Nathan Oaklander & Silvano Miracchi - 1980 - Philosophy of Science 47 (3):434-455.
    Russell's introduction of negative facts to account for the truth of "negative" sentences or beliefs rests on his collaboration with Wittgenstein in such efforts as the characterization of formal necessity, the theory of logical atomism, and the use of the Ideal Language. In examining their views we arrive at two conclusions. First, that the issue of negative facts is distinct from questions of meaning or intentionality; what a sentence or belief means or is about rather than what makes it true (...)
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  17. Mctaggart's Paradox and Smith's Tensed Theory of Time.L. Nathan Oaklander - 1996 - Synthese 107 (2):205 - 221.
    Since McTaggart first proposed his paradox asserting the unreality of time, numerous philosophers have attempted to defend the tensed theory of time against it. Certainly, one of the most highly developed and original is that put forth by Quentin Smith. Through discussing McTaggart's positive conception of time as well as his negative attack on its reality, I hope to clarify the dispute between those who believe in the existence of the transitory temporal properties of pastness, presentness and futurity, and those (...)
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  18. Be Careful What You Wish For: A Reply to Craig.L. Nathan Oaklander - 2008 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 76 (1):156-163.
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    Craig on Mctaggart's Paradox and the Problem of Temporary Intrinsics.L. Nathan Oaklander - 1999 - Analysis 59 (4):314–318.
  20. Two Versions of the New Theory of B-Language.L. Nathan Oaklander - 2003 - In Time, Tense and Reference. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. pp. 271-303.
     
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  21. Temporal Passage and Temporal Parts.L. Nathan Oaklander - 1992 - Noûs 26 (1):79-84.
  22. Mc Taggart's Paradox Revisited.L. Nathan Oaklander - 1994 - In L. Nathan Oaklander & Quentin Smith (eds.), The New Theory of Time. Yale Up. pp. 211-213.
     
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  23. The Problem of Our Experience of Time.L. Nathan Oaklander - 1994 - In L. Nathan Oaklander & Quentin Smith (eds.), The New Theory of Time. New Haven, CT, USA: pp. 289-292.
     
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  24. Time, Change and Freedom: An Introduction to Metaphysics.L. Nathan Oaklander & Quentin Smith - 1995 - Routledge.
    First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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    Absolute Becoming and the Myth of Passage.L. Nathan Oaklander - 2004 - Philo 7 (1):36-46.
    In a recent paper, Steven Savitt attempts to demonstrate that there is an area of common ground between one classic proponent of temporal passage, C.D. Broad, and one classic opponent of passage, D.C. Williams. According to Savitt, Broad's notion of “absolute becoming” as the ordered occurrence of (simultaneity sets of) events, and Williams’ notion of “literal passage,” as the happening of events strung along the four-dimensional space-time manifold, are indistinguishable. Savitt recognizes that some might think it preposterous to maintain that (...)
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    Thank Goodness It's Over.L. Nathan Oaklander - 1992 - Philosophy 67 (260):256 - 258.
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    The Importance of Time (Philosophical Studies Series).L. Nathan Oaklander - 2001
    The Importance of Time is a unique work that reveals the central role of the philosophy of time in major areas of philosophy. The first part of the book consists of symposia on two of the most important works in the philosophy of time over the past decade: Michael Tooley's Time, Tense, and Causation and D.H. Mellor's Real Time II. What characterizes these essays, and those that follow, are the interchanges between original papers, with original responses to them by commentators. (...)
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    The Inherence Interpretation of Berkeley: A Critique.L. Nathan Oaklander - 1977 - Modern Schoolman 54 (3):261-269.
  29. Personal Identity, Immortality, and the Soul.L. Nathan Oaklander - 2001 - Philo 4 (2):183-194.
    The soul has played many different roles in philosophy and religion. Two of the primary functions of the soul are the bearer of personal identity and the foundation of immortality. In this paper I shall consider different interpretations of what the soul has been taken to be and argue that however we interpret the soul we cannot consistently maintain the soul is both what we are and what continues after our bodily death.
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  30. Presentism: A Critique.L. Nathan Oaklander - 2002 - In Hallvard Lillehammer & G. Rodriguez Pereyra (eds.), Real Metaphysics: Essays in Honour of D. H. Mellor, With His Replies. London, UK: pp. 196-211.
     
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    Personal Identity, Responsibility and Time.L. Nathan Oaklander - 2003 - In Heather Dyke (ed.), Time and Ethics: Essays at the Intersection. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 161--178.
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  32. The Philosophy of Time.L. Nathan Oaklander (ed.) - 2008 - Routledge.
    What is the nature of temporal passage—the movement of events or moments of time from the future through the present into the past? Is the future and the past as real as the present, or is the present—or perhaps the present and the past—all that exists? What role, if any, does language play in giving us an insight into temporal reality? Is it possible to travel through time into distant regions of the future or the past? What accounts for the (...)
     
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    Does the Russellian Theory of Time Entail Fatalism?L. Nathan Oaklander - 1982 - Modern Schoolman 59 (3):206-212.
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    Is There a Difference Between the Metaphysics of A- and B-Time?L. Nathan Oaklander - 2001 - Journal of Philosophical Research 26:23-36.
    Clifford Williams has recently argued that the dispute between A- and B-theories, or tensed and tenseless theories of time, is spurious because once the confusions between the two theories are cleared away there is no real metaphysical difference between them. The purpose of this paper is to dispute Williams’s thesis. I argue that there are important metaphysical differences between the two theories and that, moreover, some of the claims that Williams makes in his article suggest that he is sympathetic with (...)
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    Parfit, Circularity, and the Unity of Consciousness.L. Nathan Oaklander - 1987 - Mind 96 (October):525-29.
    In his recent book, Reasons and Persons, Derek Parfit propounds a version of the psychological criterion of personal identity.1 According to the variant he adopts, the numerical identity through time of persons consists in non-branching psychological continuity no matter how it is caused. One traditional objection to a view of this sort is that it is circular, since psychological continuity presupposes personal identity. Although Parfit frequently denies the importance of personal identity, he considers his own psychological account of identity important (...)
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    McTaggart’s Paradox and the Infinite Regress of Temporal Attributions.L. Nathan Oaklander - 1987 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 25 (3):425-431.
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    On the Experience of Tenseless Time.L. Nathan Oaklander - 1993 - Journal of Philosophical Research 18:159-166.
    Defending the tenseless theory of time requires dealing adequately with the experience of temporal becoming. The issue centers on whether the defender of tenseless time can provide an adequate analysis of the presence of experience and the appropriateness of certain of our attitudes toward future and past events. By responding to a recent article, ‘Passage and the Presenee of Experience’, by H. Scott Hestevold, I shall attempt to show that adequate analysis of tenseless time is possible.
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    Bigelow, Possible Worlds and the Passage of Time.L. Nathan Oaklander - 1994 - Analysis 54 (4):244 - 248.
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  40. Time, Change and Freedom: Introduction to Metaphysics.Quentin Smith & L. Nathan Oaklander - 1998 - Mind 107 (425):253-256.
     
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    Zeilicovici on Temporal Becoming.L. Nathan Oaklander - 1992 - Philosophia 21 (3-4):329-334.
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    Common Sense, Ontology and Time: A Critique of Lynne Rudder Baker's View of Temporal Reality.L. Nathan Oaklander - 2016 - Manuscrito 39 (4):117-156.
    ABSTRACT The aim of this paper is twofold: First, to critically discuss Lynne Rudder's Baker BA-theory of time, and second to contrast it with the R-theory. In the course of my discussion I will contrast three different methodological approaches regarding the relation between common sense and ontology; clarify Russell's authentic view in contrast to the B-theory which is McTaggart's misrepresentation of Russell, and consider how the R-theory can respond to objections Baker makes to eternalism.
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    Things That Happen, J.E. Tiles. [REVIEW]L. Nathan Oaklander - 1986 - Noûs 20 (1):111-113.
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  44. Sartre on Sex.L. Nathan Oaklander - 1980 - In Alan Soble (ed.), Philosophy of Sex: Contemporary Readings. Jersey City, NJ, USA: pp. 190-206.
     
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    Mctaggart, Schlesinger, and the Two-Dimensional Time Hypothesis.L. Nathan Oaklander - 1983 - Philosophical Quarterly 33 (133):391-397.
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    Temporal Realism and the R-Theory.L. Nathan Oaklander - 2014 - In Javier Cumpa, Greg Jesson & Guido Bonino (eds.), Defending Realism: Ontological and Epistemological Investigations. De Gruyter. pp. 123-140.
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    Shoemaker on the Duplication Argument, Survival, and What Matters.L. Nathan Oaklander - 1988 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 66 (2):234-239.
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    Jokic on the Tensed Existence of Nature.L. Nathan Oaklander - 2003 - Philo 6 (2):211-215.
    In “The Tensed or Tensless Existence of Nature” Alexsander Jokic attempts to defend a new version A. N. Prior’s “Thank Goodness It’sOver” argument against my response to it. Jokic argues that we can give a non-circular account of ceasing to exist that will vindicate the new reading, but I argue that his account to rescue Prior’s argument against my criticism fails.
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    The Bundle Theory of Substance.L. Nathan Oaklander - 1978 - New Scholasticism 52 (1):91-96.
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    Time and Foreknowledge: A Critique of Zagzebski.L. Nathan Oaklander - 1995 - Religious Studies 31 (1):101 - 103.
    One problem facing those who attempt to reconcile divine foreknowledge with human freedom is to explain how a temporal God can have knowledge of the future, if the future does not exist. In her recent book, "The Dilemma of Freedom and Foreknowledge," Linda Zagzebski attempts to provide an explanation by making use of a four-dimensional model in which the past, present and future exist. In this note I argue that the model Zagzebski offers to support the coplausibility of divine foreknowledge (...)
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