By Benjamin Curtis,Jon Robson

What is the character of time? Does it movement? Do the previous and destiny exist? Drawing connections among old and present-day questions, A serious creation to the Metaphysics of Time offers an updated consultant to 1 of the main imperative and debated issues in modern metaphysics.

Introducing the perspectives and arguments of Parmenides, Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Newton and Leibniz, this available creation covers the historical past of the philosophy of time from the Pre-Socratics to the start of the twentieth Century. The historic survey offers the required heritage to realizing more moderen advancements, together with McTaggart's 1908 argument for the unreality of time, the open destiny, the perdurance/endurance debate, the opportunity of time go back and forth, and the relevance of present physics to the philosophy of time.

Informed via state-of-the-art philosophical study, A severe advent to the Metaphysics of Time evaluates influential old arguments within the context of up to date advancements. for college students trying to achieve insights into how principles in the philosophy of time have built and higher comprehend fresh arguments, this is often the perfect beginning point.

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