The Future - An Essay on God, Temporality and Truth
Lucas (J.R.)
Source: Lucas - The Future - An Essay on God, Temporality and Truth
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Contents

    Preface
  1. Time and Reality – 1
  2. Tenses – 14
    … i Conjugation – 14
    … ii Simple Tenses – 17
    … iii Reichenbach's Reference Point – 18
    … iv Future Forms – 25
  3. Foreknowledge and Freedom – 30
    … i The Problem – 30
    … ii Knowledge and Necessity – 34
    … iii Necessitas Consequentis – 36
    … iv Necessitas Consequentiae – 40
    … v Defeasibility – 44
    … vi Foreknowledge and Fallibility – 48
    … vii Foreknowledge and Foretruth – 53
  4. Truth and Bearers of Truth – 55
    … i The Many Faces of Truth – 55
    … ii Bearers of Truth – 62
    … iii Conjectures and Predictions – 65
    … iv Bivalence – 72
  5. Modal Logic1 – 79
    … i Syntactic Approach – 79
    … ii Semantic Approach – 90
    … iii Kripke Semantics – 92
    … iv Prior's Tense Logic – 93
    … v Critique of Prior's Tense Logic – 98
  6. The Logic of Temporal Standpoints – 104
    … i Syntax – 104
    … ii Semantics – 115
  7. Contingency Planning for Naval Logicians – 119
    … i Syntactic Approach – 119
    … ii Timeless Truth – 125
    … iii Guestimates – 128
    … iv Argument – 132
  8. Tree Semantics – 135
    … i Tree Shapes – 135
    … ii Formalities – 139
    … iii Tree Satisfaction and Temporal Truth – 145
    … iv The Logic of Temporal Standpoints – 149
    … v Temporal Modalities2 – 152
    … vi Moods and Tenses – 154
    … vii Critique – 158
  9. The Actual Future – 161
    … i Actuality – 161
    … ii White Now – 162
    … iii Branches – 166
    … iv Sub-trees – 170
    … v The Sea Battle – 173
    … vi Modal3 Vacuity of the Actual – 175
    … vii Temporal Truth – 176
    … viii Defeasible Truth – 177
    … ix Conclusion – 180
  10. A Modal4 Derivation of Time – 182
    … i Time and Modality5 – 182
    … ii Transitivity of the Future – 184
    … iii Linearity of the Past – 184
    … iv Non-linearity of the Future – 189
    … v Homogeneity and Uniqueness – 190
    … vi The Maturation of Possibility – 193
    … vii The Topology of Time – 201
    … viiii Possible Worlds versus Actual Time – 206
  11. The Vulnerability of God – 209
    … i Theology – 209
    … ii Timelessness – 211
    … iii Changelessness – 214
    … iv Eternity – 216
    … v Foreknowledge and Forebelief – 221
    … vi Perfection – 225
    … vii Providence – 227
    … viii Vulnerability and Value – 231
    Index – 234.

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