Behind Time: Incoherence of Time and McTaggart's Atemporal Replacement

1st Edition

Gerald Rochelle

Published July 31, 2018
Reference - 222 Pages
ISBN 9781138610200 - CAT# K389031
Series: Routledge Revivals

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First published in 1998, this volume responded to and evaluated criticisms of McTaggart’s atemporal philosophy of time. Established philosophical positions on time had positioned themselves in relation to either the A Series (past, present and future) or the B Series (earlier and later). McTaggart considered both series untenable and proposed his own, atemporal C Series. Beginning with an overview of McTaggart’s position, Gerald Rochelle attempts to reinforce the seriousness of, and think beyond, McTaggart’s attempt to describe a world without time through an assessment of McTaggart’s criticisms and his suggested alternative. Rochelle argues that McTaggart’s atemporal world constitutes a strong foundation for a new theory on time which breaks away from the existing philosophical models of temporality.


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