Philosophy of Time

Author: Harper, Albert
This is a treatment of time as it is experienced in human intuition, but also the attempt to capture time in some epistemologically significant form. Proposals to interpret time from a mathetmatical approach or from the perspective of the physical sciences are examined with reference to recent investigations by Adolf Grünbaum and W. H. Newton-Smith. In addition to a brief treatment of Kant's theory of time, main themes include: the origin of time; the nature of time; the direction of time; time and identity, time and ontology; time as principle; geometricization of time; the metric of time; and the disappearance of time.