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[In this introduction, my aim is threefold. First, I situate the present book in the vast landscape of the philosophy of time. Against powerful traditions of thought, I argue that a perspicuous philosophical account of time can only be obtained through the reconciliation of the manifest image of...
[A basic intuition we have regarding the nature of time is that the future is open whereas the past is fixed. However, although this intuition is largely shared, it is not a straightforward matter to determine the nature of the asymmetry it reflects. So, in this chapter, I survey the various...
[As has been argued, there are good reasons to think that, assuming physical indeterminism, the asymmetry between the ‘open future’ and the ‘fixed past’ is to be characterized as a kind of worldly unsettledness: there being facts of the matter about what happened, but not about what will happen....
[As has previously been argued, the growing block theory of time (GBT), since it is essentially asymmetrical (necessarily sometimes the structure it describes is not reflection invariant), while it accepts Temporal Becoming (new things are created in the present), is better positioned than the...
[In this conclusion, I first briefly recall the theoretical framework within which the present book was undertaken: an attempt at reconciliation of the manifest image with contemporary science. Second, I recapitulate the main obtained results; I especially insist on the fact that an ontological...
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