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The techniques of time and identification appear instantly unproblematic and frustratingly tough. Time is an difficult a part of our event -- it will look that the passage of time is a prerequisite for having any event in any respect -- and but recalcitrant questions on time stay. Is time genuine? Does time movement? Do earlier and destiny moments exist? Philosophers face equally obdurate questions on identification, really in regards to the patience of exact entities via swap. certainly, questions about the metaphysics of endurance tackle the various complexities inherent in philosophical concerns of time. This quantity of unique essays brings jointly those primarily similar techniques in a manner now not mirrored within the on hand literature, making it required studying for philosophers operating in metaphysics and scholars attracted to those themes. The individuals, special authors and emerging students, first contemplate the character of time after which flip to the relation of identification, concentrating on the metaphysical connections among the 2, with a distinct emphasis on own id. the quantity concludes with essays at the metaphysics of dying, concerns during which time and id play an important position. This groundbreaking assortment bargains either state of the art epistemological research and ancient views on modern topics.

ContributorsHarriet Baber, Lynne Rudder Baker, Ben Bradley, John W. Carroll, Reinaldo Elugardo, Geoffrey Gorham, Mark Hinchliff, Jenann Ismael, Barbara Levenbook, Andrew mild, Lawrence B. Lombard, Ned Markosian, Harold Noonan, John Perry, Harry S. Silverstein, Matthew H. Slater, Robert J. Stainton, Neil A. Tognazzini.

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