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Concrete transitions

Belnap, Nuel (1999) Concrete transitions. [Preprint]


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Following von Wright, ``transitions'' are needed for understanding agency. I indicate how von Wright's account of transitions should be adapted to take account of objective indeterminism, using the idea of branching space-time. The essential point is the need to locate transitions not merely in space-time, but concretely amid the indeterministic, causally structured possibilities of our (only) world. (This is a ``postprint'' of Belnap 1999, as cited in the paper. The page numbers do not, of course, match those of the original.)

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Item Type: Preprint
Belnap, Nuel
Keywords: transition, indeterminism, possibility, branching space-times
Subjects: General Issues > Determinism/Indeterminism
Depositing User: Nuel Belnap
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2002
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:11
Item ID: 817
Subjects: General Issues > Determinism/Indeterminism
Date: 1999

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