In this study, Oaklander's primary aim is to examine critically C.D. Broad’s changing views of time and in so doing clarify the central disputes in the philosophy of time, explicate the various positions Broad took regarding them, and develop his own responses both to Broad and the issues debated.
Table of Contents
1 Problems in the Ontology of Time
2 The Early Years: The Russellian Theory of Time
3 The Middle Period: The Growing Block Theory of Time
4 The Later Years: The Full-Future Theory, Presentism and McTaggart’s Paradox
5 Independent Account of McTaggart’s Paradox and the R-theory of Time
6 The Self and Time
7 The Philosophical Implications of Foreknowledge: Precognition, Fatalism and Time
8 Conclusion: Broad, the R-theory and Time
Appendix: Is There a Difference Between Absolute and Relative Space?
L. Nathan Oaklander is David M. French Professor Emeritus and professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of Michigan-Flint. Publications include The Ontology of Time (2004), The Philosophy of Time: Critical Studies in Philosophy, 4 vols. (Routledge, 2008), and Debates in the Metaphysics of Time (2014).