The Reality of Time

  • Henry Mehlberg
  • Robert S. Cohen
Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 19-2)


In the last part of Volume I of this work, arguments were adduced in favor of expressing the sum total of presently available knowledge in a logically and physically interpreted formalism whose basic universe of discourse coincides with the time-space continuum. If these arguments are cogent, then time- space, including its timelike and spacelike, components, must really exist since their non-existence would imply the non-existence of any physical entity. However, in view of the philosophic significance of the issue, I shall survey in this chapter a few independent arguments in support of temporal reality.


Quantum State Physical Reality Quantum Electrodynamic Quantum Time Inertial Coordinate System 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1980

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  • Henry Mehlberg
  • Robert S. Cohen

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