Agents and Agency in Branching Space-Times

  title={Agents and Agency in Branching Space-Times},
  author={Nuel Belnap},
  booktitle={Logic, Thought and Action},
Branching time puts an indeterminist causal structure on instantaneous but world-wide “super-events” called moments. This theory has “action at a distance” as an inevitable presupposition. In contrast, branching space-times puts an indeterminist causal order on tiny little point events. The benefit of branching space-times theory is that it can represent local indeterminist events with only local outcomes. The “seeing to it that” or “stit” theory of agency developed in Belnap, Perloff and Xu… CONTINUE READING