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dc.contributor.authorRichter, Stefanie
dc.date.issued2004
dc.date.submitted2018-12-03 13:42:14
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T11:59:27Z
dc.identifier1002332
dc.identifierOCN: 1083021101
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/27673
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/39031
dc.description.abstractphilosophical jargon are called Tenses". To claim that Tenses are real is to claim that they are satisfied, i.e. that something in fact possesses them. The debate between realists and antirealists concerning Tense has so far been conducted in ontological terms. Realists about Tense (so-called A-theorists)claim that things really do have Tenses, antirealists (Btheorists) deny this. Most of them claim that Tenses can be reduced to tenseless properties. This book criticises the current debate between A-theorists like Quentin Smith and B-theorists like D. H. Mellor on methodological grounds. It suggests an alternative strategy for how the debate might proceed, where insights from other kinds of realism-debates are made useful for the debate about Tense. This book makes the original attempt to apply two general frameworks for realism-debates, developed by Michael Dummett and Crispin Wright, to the debate about Tense. Here the focus lies on the correct interpretation of the truth-predicate for statements of the disputed kind. The aim of this publication is to show that the debate about the reality of Tense should be reinterpreted as a debate about the truth and semantics of statements which ascribe Tenses."
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::C Language
dc.subject.otherPhilosophy of Language
dc.subject.otherTense
dc.subject.otherTempus
dc.subject.otherLinguistics
dc.titleThe Reality of Tense
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.15460/HUP.8
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy819334dc-f985-437c-8c86-4cb478ab40dc
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameHamburg University Press
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttp://hup.sub.uni-hamburg.de/
oapen.pages210
oapen.place.publicationHamburg


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