A Process Approach to Presentism: A Route Towards Compatibility with Physical Theory



Miller, Ruth
(2021) A Process Approach to Presentism: A Route Towards Compatibility with Physical Theory. PhD thesis, University of Liverpool.

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Abstract

The aim of this thesis is to develop an approach to presentism that is compatible with physical theory. Central to the achievement of this aim is the development of a suitable ontology for presentism, one that succeeds in internalising the objectively dynamic features of reality. This requires a radical approach to certain entrenched assumptions concerning time, persistence and change that are embedded in the standard metaphysical paradigms within which current debates within the philosophy of time take place.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Presentism, Philosophy of Time, Eternalism, Process Theory, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Physics, Relativity Theory, A-Theory, Ontology, Relationism
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of the Arts
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2021 10:25
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2022 07:18
DOI: 10.17638/03122723
Supervisors:
  • Stephen, McLeod
  • Jonathan, Tallant
URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3122723