Sweeney, Paul (2002) Tensed change and instantaneous events. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.
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This thesis begins by describing the conceptual problem with the moment of change, a problem raised by Plato in the Parmenides. The thesis then describes how others have dealt with this problem. The thesis argues that the 'solutions' to the problem assume a tensed theory of time and it is for this reason that the solutions are inadequate (for, the thesis argues, the initial problem of the moment of change is itself a symptom of a tensed theory of time). Finally, the thesis gives D.H. Meilor's arguments in favour of the B- theory or the tenseless theory of time and change. The thesis argues that Mellor's tenseless theory of time and change does avoids the problem of the moment of change.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Masters)|
|Additional Information:||Bibliography: leaves 159-162|
|Department(s):||Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Philosophy|
|Library of Congress Subject Heading:||Tense (Logic); Change; Time|
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