Experiencing Time

2016.12.01 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Simon Prosser, Experiencing Time, Oxford University Press, 2016, 221pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198748946. Reviewed by  Ian
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2016.12.01 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Simon Prosser, Experiencing Time, Oxford University Press, 2016, 221pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198748946. Reviewed by  Ian Phillips, St. Anne's College, University of Oxford Our experience of time has long puzzled theorists from very different perspectives: psychologists and physicists, metaphysicians and philosophers of mind. Combining his own perspectives of metaphysician and philosopher of mind with a commendable appreciation of relevant physics and psychology, Simon Prosser offers a rich and absorbing treatment in his latest book. Its scope and clear style also make it an excellent, albeit strongly opinionated, introduction to the field. Experiencing Time is, first and foremost, an attack on the A-theory of time and so a defence of the B-theory. This terminology and opposition comes from J. M. E. McTaggart (1908) who discusses how we can either order events by describing them as (more or less) past,. . .

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