Time
Markosian (Ned)
Source: Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy, 2002-14
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Discussions of the nature of time, and of various issues related to time, have always featured prominently in philosophy, but they have been especially important since the beginning of the 20th Century. This article contains a brief overview of some of the main topics in the philosophy of time — Fatalism; Reductionism and Platonism with respect to time; the topology of time; McTaggart's arguments; The A Theory and The B Theory; Presentism, Eternalism, and The Growing Universe Theory; time travel; and the 3D/4D controversy — together with some suggestions for further reading on each topic, and a bibliography.

  1. Fatalism
  2. Reductionism and Platonism with Respect to Time
  3. The Topology of Time
  4. McTaggart's Argument
  5. The A Theory and The B Theory
  6. Presentism, Eternalism, and The Growing Universe Theory
  7. Time Travel
  8. The 3D/4D Controversy
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