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Closed Time and Local Time: a reply to dowe


Closed time. Local time. Dowe. Causal diamond. Gunky time and indeterminate existence.

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SAVITT, Steven. Closed Time and Local Time: a reply to dowe. Manuscrito: Revista Internacional de Filosofia, Campinas, SP, v. 40, n. 1, p. 197–207, 2017. Disponível em: Acesso em: 16 jun. 2024.


In his contribution to this issue, “A and B Theories of Closed Time”, Phil Dowe argues that A- and B-theories of time are equally compatible with closed time, though it is commonly supposed that only B-theories are compatible with it. With some reservations to be noted below I agree with Dowe’s general conclusion, but  in the course of his argument there are a number of false statements and misrepresentations of detail that require comment. I will not be able to deal with all of them in this brief note.


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