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Recent trends in the philosophy of time: an introduction to time and reality I


Philosophy of time. Tense realism. Passage of time. A-theory of time. McTaggart

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BOCCARDI, Emiliano. Recent trends in the philosophy of time: an introduction to time and reality I. Manuscrito: Revista Internacional de Filosofia, Campinas, SP, v. 39, n. 4, p. 5–34, 2017. Disponível em: Acesso em: 18 abr. 2024.


This essay is an introduction to Time and Reality I, the first part of a special issue dedicated to the philosophy of time. Here I outline a number of new trends in philosophical theorizing about time, detailing how the various contributions fit into the picture. I argue that there has been a potentially misleading tendency to separate the debate over the passage of time from the debate over the reality of tense. This has obscured a number of interesting philosophical questions. One of the aims of this volume is to bring these two issues together, where they belong. I argue that many contributions to it go in the right direction. The contributions to this volume also establish uncharted philosophical junctures between Metaphysics, Aesthetics, Morality, and the Philosophy of Mind.


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