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Tensed Accounts of the Nature of Time

Michael Tooley

in Time, Tense, and Causation

Published in print September 2000 | ISBN: 9780198250746
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598623 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198250746.003.0007
 Tensed Accounts of the Nature of Time

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Examines the relation between certain tensed and certain tenseless concepts. It argues that the relation of temporal priority, i.e. the relation of one event being earlier than another, cannot be analysed in terms of tensed, temporal concepts. Neither can an analysis of tenseless quantifiers be given in such terms. On the contrary, the tensed concepts of past and future can be analysed in tenseless terms.

Keywords: analysis; future; past; temporal priority; tensed concepts; tenseless concepts; tenseless quantifiers

Chapter.  13275 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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