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What Makes Time Special?

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2018.03.14 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Craig Callender, What Makes Time Special?, Oxford University Press, 2017, 336pp., $45.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198797302. Reviewed by Yuri Balashov, University of Georgia This is a golden age for the philosophy of time. The industry is booming! One recent trend is especially remarkable: along with important book-length treatments focused on the traditional topics in the analytic metaphysics of time,[1] recent years have witnessed the development of truly interdisciplinary projects intended to bring insights from physics, cognitive psychology, decision theory, neuroscience, biology, linguistics, and other areas to bear on our philosophical understanding of time and temporal experience.[2] Callender's book is a novel and engaging contribution to this positive development, driven by a desire to understand the emergence of "manifest time" from a physical world initially... Read More

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