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Time and identity

Author: Joseph Keim Campbell; Michael O'Rourke; Harry Silverstein
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2010.
Series: Topics in contemporary philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The concepts of time and identity seem at once unproblematic and frustratingly difficult. Time is an intricate part of our experience--it would seem that the passage of time is a prerequisite for having any experience at all--and yet recalcitrant questions about time remain. Is time real? Does time flow? Do past and future moments exist? Philosophers face similarly stubborn questions about identity, particularly  Read more...
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Time and identity.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2010
(OCoLC)760297528
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Keim Campbell; Michael O'Rourke; Harry Silverstein
ISBN: 9780262014090 0262014092 9780262513975 0262513978
OCLC Number: 456421185
Notes: "A Bradford book."
Description: vi, 330 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Framing the problems of time and identity / Matthew H. Slater --
Time --
Temporal reality / Lynne Rudder Baker --
Time for a change : a polemic against the presentism-eternalism debate / Lawrence B. Lombard --
Context, conditionals, fatalism, time travel, and freedom / John W. Carroll --
The identity of the past / Mark Hinchliff --
Identity --
Identity through change and substitutivity salva veritate / Reinaldo Elugardo and Robert J. Stainton --
Identifying the problem of personal identity / Ned Markosian --
Persistence and responsibility / Neal A. Tognazzini --
Descartes on persistence and temporal parts / Geoffrey Gorham --
The self --
Persons, animals, and human beings / Harold Noonan --
Me, again / Jenann Ismael --
Selves and self-concepts / John Perry --
Ex ante desire and post hoc satisfaction / H.E. Baber --
Death --
Eternalism and death's badness / Ben Bradley --
The time of the evil of death / Harry S. Silverstein --
The retroactivity problem / Barbara Baum Levenbook --
Postlude --
Love conquers all, even time? / Andrew Light.
Series Title: Topics in contemporary philosophy.
Responsibility: edited by Joseph Keim Campbell, Michael O'Rourke, and Harry S. Silverstein.
Local System Bib Number:
.b40446633

Abstract:

The concepts of time and identity seem at once unproblematic and frustratingly difficult. Time is an intricate part of our experience--it would seem that the passage of time is a prerequisite for having any experience at all--and yet recalcitrant questions about time remain. Is time real? Does time flow? Do past and future moments exist? Philosophers face similarly stubborn questions about identity, particularly about the persistence of identical entities through change. Indeed, questions about the metaphysics of persistence take on many of the complexities inherent in philosophical considerations of time. This volume of original essays brings together these two essentially related concepts in a way not reflected in the available literature, making it required reading for philosophers working in metaphysics and students interested in these topics.
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