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The Topology of Time

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/9780198243113.003.0003
The Topology of Time

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This chapter covers the following topics: analysis of the master-argument of Diodorus, early postulates for past and future, corresponding postulates on the logic of the B series, U-calculi and modal logics, Hamblin's 15-tenses theorem and its basis. Cocchiarella's tense-logic, further simplifications by Scott and Lemmon, and correction of Hume on past and future.

Keywords: Diodorus; past; future; modal logic; Hamblin; Cocchiarella; tense-logic; Hume; Scott; Lemmon

Chapter.  9705 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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