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Time Change and Freedom: An Introduction to Metaphysics L. Nathan Oaklander

Time Change and Freedom: An Introduction to Metaphysics

L. Nathan Oaklander

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ISBN : 9786610115792
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This introduction to metaphysics is tied together by the idea of time. It explores ideas such as whether there was a beginning of time and the possibility of an infinite past and an eternal future. It looks at what happens when things change,MoreThis introduction to metaphysics is tied together by the idea of time. It explores ideas such as whether there was a beginning of time and the possibility of an infinite past and an eternal future. It looks at what happens when things change, and what affect that has on us and our personal identity. The book also asks if we can be free and what is the relationship of human freedom to various theories of divine foreknowledge and determinism? The final part of the book brings students up to date with theories of relativity and contemporary cosmology about time and the universe.- Topics covered include: the problem of change, God, time and freedom, relational and substantial theories of time and tenseless time. The book aims to explain the key themes of contemporary metaphysics, and at the same time the philosophy of time, to the beginner. It should be useful for all students on introductory philosophy courses, and for students interested in the philosophy of time and metaphysics.