Thursday, March 7, 2013

'A Companion to the Philosophy of Time'

 'A Companion to the Philosophy of Time'
(Wiley-Blackwell, 2013)--edited by Adrian Bardon and Heather Dyke

From the Back Cover:

The philosophy of time has been a central area of concern for
philosophers for thousands of years. It remains one of the most active
areas of academic philosophy, but the study of time has never been
more dynamic and interdisciplinary than now. A Companion to the
Philosophy of Time presents the broadest coverage of this subject yet;
32 specially commissioned articles - written by an international
line-up of experts - span the history of the philosophy of time,
contemporary philosophical issues in the nature and reality of time,
and contemporary philosophical issues in the experience and perception
of time.

The Companion takes a tripartite approach in its structure; the first
section features essays on the development of the philosophy of time
from the pre-Socratic period through the 20th century, and comprises a
unique collection of essays devoted to the history of the philosophy
of time. The second and third sections are divided into reflections on
the physics and metaphysics of time, and the human experience of time.
Throughout the Companion, essays reflect the close partnership between
philosophy and the natural sciences in the study of time. The
resulting work provides an unparalleled work of reference for students
and specialists alike in this exciting field.

PART I: The History of the Philosophy of Time

1. Heraclitus and Parmenides
Ronald Hoy

2. Zeno’s Paradoxes
Niko Strobach

3. Aristotle on Time and Change
Andrea Falcon

4. Determinism, Fatalism and Freedom in Stoic Philosophy
Ricardo Salles

5. Creation and Eternity in Medieval Philosophy
Jon McGinnis

6. Newton’s Philosophy of Time
Eric Schliesser

7. Classical Empiricism
Lorne Falkenstein

8. Kant and Time-Order Idealism
Andrew Brook

9. Husserl and the Phenomenology of Temporality
Shaun Gallagher

10. The Emergence of a New Family of Theories of Time
John Bigelow

11. The B-Theory in the 20th century
Josh Mozersky

PART II: Time as a Feature of the Physical World

12. Time in Classical and Relativistic Physics
Gordon Belot

13. Time in Cosmology
Chris Smeenk

14. On Time in Quantum Physics
Jeremy Butterfield

15. Time in Quantum Gravity
Nick Huggett, Tiziana Vistarini, and Chris Wüthrich

16. The Arrow of Time in Physics
David Wallace

17. Time and Causation
Mathias Frisch

18. Time Travel and Time Machines
Douglas Kutach,

19. The Passage of Time
Simon Prosser

20. Time and Tense
Heather Dyke

21. Presentism, Eternalism, and the Growing Block
Kristie Miller

22. Change and Identity over Time
Dana Lynne Goswick

PART III: Time as a Feature of Human Experience

23. The Perception of Time
Barry Dainton

24. Transcendental Arguments and Temporal Experience
Georges Dicker

25. Memory
Jorge Fernandez

26. Time in Mind
Julian Kiverstein and Valtteri Arstila

27. The Representation of Time in Agency
Holly Andersen

28. Temporal Indexicals
John Perry

29. Time – The Emotional Asymmetry
Caspar Hare

30. Evolutionary Explanations of Temporal Experience
Heather Dyke and James Maclaurin

31.Time and Freedom
Robin Le Poidevin

32. Time and Morality
Krister Bykvist


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