Tensed change and instantaneous events

Sweeney, Paul (2002) Tensed change and instantaneous events. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

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)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/1395
Item ID: 1395
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 159-162
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Philosophy
Date: 2002
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Tense (Logic); Change; Time

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