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Title: Time, Tense, and Reference
Edited By: Aleksandar Jokic
Quentin Smith
Series Title: Bradford Books

Time, Tense, and Reference edited by Aleksandar Jokic and uentin Smith

Among the many branches of philosophy, the philosophy of time and the philosophy of language are more intimately interconnected than most, yet their practitioners have long pursued independent paths. This book helps to bridge the gap between the two groups. As it makes clear, it is increasingly difficult to do philosophy of language without any metaphysical commitments as to the nature of time, and it is equally difficult to resolve the metaphysical question of whether time is tensed or tenseless independently of the philosophy of language. Indeed, one is tempted to see philosophy of language and metaphysics as a continuum with no sharp boundary.

The essays, which were written expressly for this book by leading philosophers of language and philosophers of time, discuss the philosophy of language and its implications for the philosophy of time and vice versa. The intention is not only to further dialogue between philosophers of language and of time but also to present new theories to advance the state of knowledge in the two fields. The essays are organized in two sections--one on the philosophy of tensed language, the other on the metaphysics of time.

Milos Arsenijevic, Anthony Brueckner, William L. Craig, Arthur Falk, James Higginbotham, Robin Le Poidevin, Ernest Lepore, Kirk Ludwig, L. N. Oaklander, Mark Richard, Nathan Salmon, uentin Smith, James Tomberlin, Michael Tooley.

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: MIT Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Philosophy of Language
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0262100983
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 488
Prices: $89

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0262600501
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 488
Prices: $38