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C. D. Broad’s Philosophy of Time

By L. Nathan Oaklander Copyright 2020
    230 Pages
    by Routledge

    230 Pages
    by Routledge

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    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.

    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).