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Introduction

Craig Callender

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Time

Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9780199298204
Published online September 2011 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199298204.003.0001

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Philosophy

Introduction

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The Introduction starts by discussing the mystery of time. While time as a parameter of the arena of the world seems remote, it states, time is also associated with many features that shape the way we live our lives. It is this juxtaposition between its remoteness and familiarity that makes time one of the great mysteries—and the study of time especially captivating. In philosophy, time has always been a challenging topic. It is hard to separate our egocentric representation of time from a more objective one. This book hopes to have a “prospective” rather than “retrospective” look at the field’s past. It looks as well as at work completed at new work and topics being investigated in the philosophy of time.

Keywords: time; philosophy; study of time; representation; prospective; objective

Article.  5104 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy ; Philosophy of Science ; Metaphysics

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