Time, Change and Freedom Introduction to Metaphysics

ISBN-10: 0415102499

ISBN-13: 9780415102490

Edition: 1995

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Time, Change and Freedomis the first introduction to metaphysics that uses the idea of time as a unifying principle. Time is used to relate the many issues involved in the complex study of metaphysics. Sections of the book are written in dialogue form which allows the reader to question the theories while they read and have those queries answered in the text. In addition, the authors provide glossaries of key terms as well as recommendations for further reading at the conclusion of each chapter. Quentin Smith and L. Nathan Oaklander examine the tensions between determinism and freedom, temporality and historical change as well as an array of other issues fundamental to introductory metaphysics.
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Book details

List price: $43.95
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 8/16/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550

Quentin Smith is Professor of Philosophy and Distinguished Faculty Scholar at Western Michigan University.

Introduction
The Finite and the Infinite
The Beginning of Time
The Infinity of Past and Future Time
The Relational and Substantival Theories of Time
Eternity
Time and Identity
The Problem of Change
The Passage of Time
Personal Identity
Personal Identity and Time
The Nature of Freedom
Fatalism and Tenseless Time
God, Time and Freedom
Freedom, Determinism and Responsibility
Appendix: Physical Time and the Universe
Physical Time in Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity
Physical Time in Current Cosmologies
Index
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