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Causation and Universals

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The world contains objective causal relations and universals, both of which are intimately connected. If these claims are true, they must have far-reaching consequences, breathing new life into the theory of empirical knowledge and reinforcing epistemological realism. Without causes and universals, Professor Fales argues, realism is defeated, and idealism or scepticism ...more
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published June 7th 1990 by Routledge
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Dec 17, 2012 Matthewaqq rated it really liked it
But the inexorability of our movement through time guarantees that the past accumulates and the future diminishes in the uniform way in which they do. Thus there is no contradiction engendered by our use of 'present' (and hence, use of 'past' and 'future'). But McTaggart's puzzle is deep, because it raises a deep question: do the terms ' past,' 'present,' and 'future' refer to any feature of the world...

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