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Time and Determinism

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/9780198243113.003.0007
Time and Determinism

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This chapter covers the following topics: arguments for the incompatibility of foreknowledge (and fore-truth) and indeterminism, formalization of these arguments, the classical answers to these arguments, formalization of the Ockhamist answer, ultimately converging time, formalization of the Peircean answer and comparison with the Ockhamist, the Peircean senses of ‘will’, and propositions that are neither true nor false.

Keywords: foreknowledge; indeterminism; Ockhamist answer; Peircean answer; will

Chapter.  9212 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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