Time, Change and Freedom: An Introduction to Metaphysics 1st Edition

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The book has well thought out aims: chapters are short (mostly 10-15 pages) and focused; they contain useful study questions; they have up-to-date, comprehensive bibliographies; they are written as dialogues, which give students models of (analytic) philosophy in action; the dialogues also avoid closing issues, encouraging students to continue them. Nick Huggett, University of Illinois at Chicago.

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L. Nathan Oaklander is Professor of Philosophy and Chair at the University of Michigan, Flint. Quentin Smith is Professor of Philosophy and University Distinguished Faculty Scholar at Western Michigan University.
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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (August 18, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415102499
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415102490
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,229,895 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Maxwell Goss on April 28, 2002
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This book has two main virtues, in my opinion. First, it organizes its treatment of a wide variety of issues around a single theme, the philosophy of time. This subject is of perennial interest to philosophers, of course, and the authors highlight the many ways it intersects with the other great metaphysical questions, such as personal identity, free will, and God. Second, it packs a lot of information into a very small space. It contains dense, but lucid, discussions of the A-series and B-series, relational and substantival theories of time, countable and uncountable infinities, endurantism and perdurantism, and the Special and General Theories of Relativity.
I think this book will be somewhat difficult for the introductory reader, but I suppose that comes with the territory. Metaphysics is just hard! The dialogue format does little to alleviate this; in fact, the dialogues are often stilted and sometimes distracting. However, the advantage of this format is that it allows the authors to discuss the various sides of each issue without telling the reader which side to accept. There is a lot of metaphysics in this book, explained clearly and directly. Read it through or keep it on hand as a reference. Either way, I think a careful study of it (especially Part I) will pay off.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Michael Hoffman on January 14, 2002
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Chapters cover the beginning of time; relational & substantival theories of time; tenseless time; identity of the agent seemingly travelling through time; fatalism; God, foreknowledge, time & freedom; determinism & responsibility; and spacetime models. Very readable and insightful. The authors are leading-edge philosophers. Recommended for all readers.
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