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The Causal Theory of Time: A Critique of Grünbaum's Version

Hugh M. Lacey
Philosophy of Science
Vol. 35, No. 4 (Dec., 1968), pp. 332-354
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/186252
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Abstract

After precisely specifying the thesis of the causal theory of time, Grünbaum's program developed to support this thesis is examined. Four objections to his definition of temporal order in terms of a more primitive causal relation are put and held to be conclusive. Finally, the philosophical arguments that Grünbaum has proposed supporting the desirability of establishing a causal theory of time are shown to be either invalid or inconclusive.

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