Contributors. Preface. Acknowledgements. Part One: Book Symposia. Time, Tense, and Causation; M. Tooley. 1. Tooley on Time and Tense; L.N. Oaklander. 2. Tooley on Time; S. McCall. 3. Actuality and Actuality as of a Time; Q. Smith. 4. Response to the Comments on Time, Tense and Causation by Storrs McCall, Nathan Oaklander, and Quentin Smith; M. Tooley. Real Time II; D.H. Mellor. 5. Mc Taggart, Change and Real Tense: A Critical Notice of Hugh Mellor's Real Time II; M. Hinchliff. 6. Comments on D.H. Mellor's Real Time II; L.A. Paul. 7. Time, Consciousness and the Knowledge Argument; J. Perry. 8. Real Time II: Replies to Hinchliff, Paul and Perry; D.H. Mellor. Part Two: Temporal Becoming. 9. Parmenides' Complete Rejection of Time; R.C. Hoy. 10. Reichenbach on Indeterminism and Becoming; I. Martel. 11. Time Flow; S. McCall. 12. The Incompatibility of STR and the Tensed Theory of Time; Q. Smith. Part Three: The Phenomenology of Time. 13. Experiencing the Future: Kantian Thoughts on Husserl; E.M. Rubenstein. 14. The Theoretical Character of Husserl's Account of Time Consciousness; R.C. Hoy. Part Four: God, Time and Foreknowledge. 15. On the Alleged Metaphysical Superiority of Timelessness; W.L. Craig. 16. Presentness, Dates and Eternity; B. Leftow. 17. Parts, Wholes and Eternity; B. Leftow. 18. Two Problems With Knowing the Future; D. Hunt. Part Five: Time and Physical Objects. 19. Time, Space, and the Nature of Physical Objects; N. Markosian. 20. Time, Space and Physical Objects &endash; A Reply to Ned Markosian; Q. Smith. Part Six: Time and Causation. 21. Is Precedence a Secondary Quality? R. Le Poidevin. Is Precedence a Secondary Quality? A Reply to Robin Le Poidevin; Q. Smith. 23. Response to Robin Le Poidevin's Paper, Is Precedence a Secondary Quality? M. Tooley. 24. Reply to Smith and Tooley; R. Le Poidevin. Name Index.
The Philosophy of Time Society grew out of a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar on the Philosophy of Time offered by George Schlesinger in 1991. The members of that seminar wanted to promote interest in the philosophy of time and Jon N. Turgerson offered to become the first Director of the society with the initial costs underwritten by the Drake University Center for the Humanities. Thus, the Philosophy of Time Society (PTS) was formed in 1993. Its goal is to promote the study of the philosophy of time from a broad analytic perspective, and to provide a forum as an affiliated group with the American Philosophical Association, to discuss the issues in and related to the philosophy of time. The society held its first meeting during the Eastern Division of the AP A in Atlanta, George, in December 1993. In 1997 I began my tenure as Executive Director of PTS and with my term ending in 2000, I decided to put together a volume of selected papers read at PTS meetings over the years. The result is the present volume. It contains some of the latest developments in the field, including discussions of recent books by Michael Tooley, Time, Tense, and Causation, and D. H. Mellor, Real Time II, and much more. The main issue in the philosophy of time is and remains the status of temporal becoming and the passage of time.