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Title Around the tree : semantic and metaphysical issues concerning branching and the open future / Fabrice Correia, Andrea Iacona, editors
Published Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, [2013]
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Series Synthese Library ; v. 361
Synthese library ; v. 361
Contents Relativism, the Open Future, and Propositional Truth / Manuel García-Carpintero -- Timeless Truth / Andrea Iacona -- Determinism, the Open Future and Branching Time / Sven Rosenkranz -- Branching Time and Temporal Unity / E.J. Lowe -- Fictional Branching Time? / Craig Bourne, Emily Caddick Bourne -- The Open Future and Its Exploitation by Rational Agents / Storrs McCall -- The Metaphysics of the Thin Red Line / Andrea Borghini, Giuliano Torrengo -- The Truth About the Past and the Future / Ned Markosian -- Non-proxy Reductions of Eternalist Discourse / Fabrice Correia
Summary Over the past few years, the tree model of time has been widely employed to deal with issues concerning the semantics of tensed discourse. The thought that has motivated its adoption is that the most plausible way to make sense of indeterminism is to conceive of future possibilities as branches that depart from a common trunk, constituted by the past and the present. However, the thought still needs to be further articulated and defended, and several important questions remain open, such as the question of how actuality can be understood and formally represented in a branching framework. The present volume is intended to be a 360 degree reflection on the tree model. The contributions is gathers concern the model and its alternatives, both from a semantic and from a metaphysical point of view?
Analysis Logic
Philosophy of Language
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Linguistic analysis (Linguistics)
Language and languages -- Philosophy.
Form Electronic book
Author Correia, Fabrice.
Iacona, Andrea.
ISBN 9400751672 (electronic bk.)
9789400751675 (electronic bk.)