The Primacy of Tense: A.N. Prior Now and Then

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Arthur Norman Prior developed tense logic. In particular, he articulated the ‘internal’ and the ‘external’ views of time, showing how both could be treated formally. Most metaphysicians think there is a ‘real’ difference between these two views, that only one describes the real nature of time. Prior too thought there is a
difference, and argued that the internal view is the ‘right’ one: that the correct view takes ‘the present’ as metaphysically privileged, and that all aspects of time could be studied from this perspective. The debate here remains heated, and today many metaphysicians support the external view, arguing that the present is not fundamentally different from other instants of time. The philosophical ramifications of this internal/external distinction need to be fully explored and our project is to explain: 1) the extent to which it drove Prior’s work, 2) what other uses the distinction might have (Prior gave us tools whose full force he himself was not always aware of).
Project web site:
http://www.prior.aau.dk/
See also:
http://nachlass.prior.aau.dk/
http://research.prior.aau.dk/login_user.php
StatusAfsluttet
Effektiv start/slut dato01/10/201630/09/2019

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Logic and Philosophy of Time: Further Themes from Prior

Blackburn, P. R. (red.), Hasle, P. F. V. (red.) & Øhrstrøm, P. (red.), 2019, Aalborg: Aalborg Universitetsforlag. 230 s. (Logic and Philosophy of Time, Bind 2).

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Preface: Nows and Thens in the Prior Project

Blackburn, P. R., 2019, Logic and Philosophy of Time: Further Themes from Prior. Hasle, P., Blackburn, P. & Øhrstrøm, P. (red.). 1st Online Edition udg. Aalborg: Aalborg Universitetsforlag, Bind 2. s. 5-13 9 s. (Logic and Philosophy of Time, Bind 2).

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Logic and Philosophy of Time: Themes from Prior

Hasle, P. F. V. (red.), Blackburn, P. R. (red.) & Øhrstrøm, P. (red.), dec. 2017, Aalborg: Aalborg Universitetsforlag. 247 s. (Logic and Philosophy of Time, Bind 1).

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Workshop on Logic and Philosophy of Time: Themes from Prior

Patrick Rowan Blackburn (Arrangør)

22 nov. 201724 nov. 2017

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Timeturner Seminar Autumn

Patrick Rowan Blackburn (Arrangør), , Julie Lundbak Kofod (Arrangør), & Braüner Torben (Deltager)

14 sep. 2017

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Current Trends in Artificial Intelligence 2 2nd DTU Compute workshop

Patrick Rowan Blackburn (Deltager)

17 nov. 2017

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