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Autor: Francis Olley Pearson
ISBN-13: 9783319719726
Einband: Book
Seiten: 273
Gewicht: 512 g
Format: 218x151x25 mm
Sprache: Englisch

Rationality, Time, and Self

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Posits a new argument for a tensed theory of time, discussing the existence of a metaphysical tense
Provides a new argument for the conclusion that the self is an emergent entity distinct from and related to the human body
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Chapter 1: Introduction
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This book provides a new argument for the tensed theory of time and emergentism about the self. This argument derives in part from theories which establish our nature as rational and emotional beings whose behavior is responsive to reasons which are facts. It is argued that there must be reasons, hence facts, that can only be captured by tensed and/or first-personal language if our behavior is to be by and large rational and appropriate. This establishes the tensed theory of time and emergentism or dualism about the self, given the physical body can plausibly be fully described non-first-personally. In the course of this discussion the book also clarifies and defends a notion of fact and responds to McTaggart's paradox and Wittgenstein's private language argument.
Autor: Francis Olley Pearson
Olley Pearson is currently Teaching Fellow in the philosophy department at Durham University, UK, where he was previously a Research Fellow. He has published papers on various topics including the nature of time, the emotions, the first person, and emergence.

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Autor: Francis Olley Pearson
ISBN-13:: 9783319719726
ISBN: 3319719726
Erscheinungsjahr: 20.03.2018
Verlag: Springer-Verlag GmbH
Gewicht: 512g
Seiten: 273
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Buch, 218x151x25 mm, Bibliographie