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Precursors of Tense-Logic

Arthur Prior

in Past, Present and Future

Published in print May 1967 | ISBN: 9780198243113
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191680632 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198243113.003.0001
Precursors of Tense-Logic

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This chapter begins with a discussion of the early history of the discipline now widely called ‘tense-logic’. Topics covered include McTaggart's A- and B-series, McTaggart's argument against the reality of the A series, Broad's criticism of McTaggart, Findlay's tense-logic laws, Smart's argument that events do not change, Reichenbach on the time of speech and time of reference, time and truth in medieval logic, and symbolism and metaphysics.

Keywords: McTaggart; Broad; Findlay; Smart; Reichenbach; time; speech; reference; medieval logic; symbolism

Chapter.  8098 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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