Robin Le Poidevin

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Though interested in the nature of temporal representation for its own sake, Le Poidevin’s guiding concern is to determine ‘what ordinary representations of time [. . .] tell us about the metaphysical structure of time itself’ (p. 5). Although he admits that ‘the answer that we might initially be inclined to give to this question is: very little’ (ibid.),(More)
Does chemistry reduce to physics? If this means ‘Can we derive the laws of chemistry from the laws of physics?’, recent discussions suggest that the answer is ‘no’. But supposing that kind of reduction⎯‘epistemological reduction’⎯to be impossible, the thesis of ontological reduction may still be true: that chemical properties are determined by more(More)
In his celebrated argument, McTaggart claimed that time is unreal because it involves temporal passage the movement of the Now along a series of moments and events and temporal passage is contradictory ([4], [5]). Detensers such as Robin Le Poidevin [2], D. H. Mellor [6], and myself ([7], [8]) find McTaggart's argument against temporal passage convincing,(More)
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