The Moving Spotlight: An Essay on Time and Ontology

2016.08.26 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Ross P. Cameron, The Moving Spotlight: An Essay on Time and Ontology, Oxford University Press, 2015, 219pp., $60.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2016.08.26 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Ross P. Cameron, The Moving Spotlight: An Essay on Time and Ontology, Oxford University Press, 2015, 219pp., $60.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198713296. Reviewed by Meghan Sullivan, University of Notre Dame Moving spotlight theory is finally getting its time in the, er, spotlight. It's long been treated as the one of the most obscure theories of temporal passage, combining the least commonsensical consequence of the B-theory (eternalism) with the most scientifically problematic consequence of the A-theories (the privileged present). But in the space of five years there have been numerous articles and two book-length projects offering sophisticated variants of spotlight theories and defending their coherence and usefulness. Ross P. Cameron has written one such book -- the other is from Bradford Skow -- and Cameron is arguably one of the most sincere defenders of the project[1] The Moving Spotlight is a pitch to. . .

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