© 1997

Perspectives on Time

  • Jan Faye
  • Uwe Scheffler
  • Max Urchs

Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 189)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction

    1. Jan Faye, Uwe Scheffler, Max Urchs
      Pages 1-58
  3. The Philosophy of Time

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Lars Gundersen
      Pages 93-105
    3. Johanna Seibt
      Pages 143-182
    4. Max Urchs
      Pages 193-200
  4. The Physics of Time

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Andreas Bartels
      Pages 203-213
    3. Jan Faye
      Pages 215-236
  5. The Logic of Time

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 299-299
    2. Karl-Heinz Krampitz, Uwe Scheffler, Horst Wessel
      Pages 345-365
    3. Ingolf Max
      Pages 367-397

About this book


Perspectives on Time deals with the problem of time from different perspectives such as logic, physics and philosophy. It contains 18 previously unpublished papers, written by philosophers from various European countries, as well as a large introduction about the history and the main situation in the respective fields today. The prominent issues which are addressed in this book concern the direction of time, the reality of tenses, the objectivity of becoming, the existence in time, and the logical structures of reasoning about time. The papers have been written based on different approaches, partly depending on whether the authors subscribe to an A-theory or a B-theory of time.
Audience: Due to the broad variety of approaches the book contains important contributions both for philosophers, philosophers of science, logicians and for scientists working in the field of language and AI.


language logic modal logic objectivity ontology science semantics truth

Editors and affiliations

  • Jan Faye
    • 1
  • Uwe Scheffler
    • 2
  • Max Urchs
    • 3
  1. 1.University of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark
  2. 2.Humboldt UniversityBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Copernicus UniversityToruńPoland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Perspectives on Time
  • Editors Jan Faye
    Uwe Scheffler
    Max Urchs
  • Series Title Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-4330-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-4774-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-015-8875-1
  • Series ISSN 0068-0346
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 472
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Logic
    Philosophy of Language
    Philosophy of Science
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