The Reality of Time: Case Studies in Argument Evaluation

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Introduction The Nature and Vindication of Metaphysics
1
Prevalent Repudiation of Metaphysics
2
What is Metaphysics?
10
The Restoration of Metaphysics
13
Metaphysical Problems of Time
19
Passage Movement and Measurement
20
How Do We Identify the Present?
24
Change Permanence and the Transcendence of Passage
34
Time and the Transcendental Subject
87
The Problem of the Transcendental Ego
92
Solution to the Problem
102
Historical Time
107
The Idea of the Historical Past
110
The Historical Process
116
Structuralism and Deconstructionism
121
Dialectic in History
133

Spinoza Provides a Clue
37
Physical Time
41
Process Order and Chaos
47
The Paradoxes of Zeno
48
Cosmic Time
51
Time Reversal
53
Cosmic History and Cosmic Unity
56
Biological Time
61
The Emergence of Life
63
Evolution
64
Environment and Biological Clocks
67
Behavior
71
Biocoenoses
75
Conclusion
77
Psychological Time
79
The Specious Present
83
Transformation of Conceptual Schemes
135
The Dialectical Scale
138
Historical Objectivity
140
The Historical Universal
141
Evolution and Omega
147
The Features of Wholeness
151
Differentiation and Process
153
The Clue to Omega
156
Omega and Time
158
Omega and Deity
159
Mysticism
165
Notes
167
Select Bibliography
181
INDEX
195
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"The Reality of Time is cogently thought out and clearly written. Once I started, I could not put it down. I regard this book as an eminently perceptive presentation of the import of time for all intellectual concerns. Demonstrating time's pervasive implications for basic questions of science, thought, and history, this book is also an exceptionally readable introduction to perennial questions of metaphysics as well. For a text obviously addressed not to specialists but to a generally literate audience, (the author) has done a masterful job." -- Charles M. Sherover, Hunter College

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