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Philosophical Studies

, Volume 175, Issue 7, pp 1807–1814 | Cite as

Robust versus anemic: comments on Objective Becoming

  • Tim Maudlin
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I am not a philosopher of time. Although I am a philosopher who has deep interests in time and has written fairly extensively about time, I do not belong to a reasonably well-defined group that constitutes the philosophers of time. It is important to understand that these comments on Objective Becoming are the observations of an outsider. I may be making very basic mistakes, or misunderstanding what everybody in the group understands perfectly well, or asking for explications of notions that have been pellucidly explained elsewhere. If that is the case I can only ask for understanding, and hope that my naïve questions provoke the sort of straightforward and simple answers that will aid me, and possibly other philosophers, to come to a better understanding of what the basic issues and positions in the philosophy of time are.

My own interest in time arises from the philosophy of physics. Time plays a central role in the account of the world that physics provides, and that has led to...

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  1. 1.NYUNew YorkUSA

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