© 1980

Time and Cause

Essays presented to Richard Taylor

  • Peter Van Inwagen

Part of the Philosophical Studies Series in Philosophy book series (PSSP, volume 19)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Time

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. J. C. Smart
      Pages 3-15
    3. Roderick M. Chisholm
      Pages 17-25
    4. Irving Thalberg
      Pages 27-47
    5. Margery Bedford Naylor
      Pages 49-65
    6. D. M. Armstrong
      Pages 67-78
  3. Causation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Héctor-Neri Castañeda
      Pages 81-108
    3. Sydney Shoemaker
      Pages 109-135
    4. Myles Brand
      Pages 137-153
    5. Marshall Swain
      Pages 155-169
    6. Carl Ginet
      Pages 171-186
    7. Keith Lehrer
      Pages 187-201
    8. Timothy Duggan
      Pages 203-217
    9. Raymond Martin
      Pages 219-235
  4. Other Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. R. M. Martin
      Pages 239-254
    3. Joel Feinberg
      Pages 255-281
    4. Peter Van Inwagen
      Pages 283-299

About this book


Richard Taylor was born in Charlotte, Michigan on 5 November 1919. He received his A. B. from the University of illinois in 1941, his M. A. from Oberlin College in 1947, and his Ph. D. from Brown University in 1951. He has been William H. P. Faunce Professor of Philosophy at Brown University, Professor of Philosophy (Graduate Faculties) at Columbia University, and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Rochester. He is the author of about fifty articles and of five philosophical books. This volume consists of essays presented to Richard Taylor on the occa­ sion of his sixtieth birthday. Some of the contributors have been Taylor'S students; some have been his colleagues; and all have been, and continue to be, his admirers. I have made several attempts to articulate what it is I (I would not presume to speak for anyone else) admire about Richard Taylor: (1) There is a particular 'flavor' to Taylor's philosophical writing and con­ versation that is wholly delightful. Like any other flavor, it can be tasted and enjoyed and remembered but never adequately described. (If there should be someone who has picked up this book who does not know what I mean, I recommend that he read the chapter on 'God' in Taylor's Metaphysics. ) (2) Taylor is a masterful dialectician.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Van Inwagen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Philosophy, College of Arts and SciencesSyracuse UniversitySyracuseUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Time and Cause
  • Book Subtitle Essays presented to Richard Taylor
  • Editors P. van Inwagen
  • Series Title Philosophical Studies Series in Philosophy
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1980
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-277-1048-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-8358-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-017-3528-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 315
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Philosophy of Science
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