List journal issues    
Home List journal issues Table of contents Subscribe to APQ


Volume 47 • Number 2

April 2009



Time without Change (In Three Steps)

by Robin Le Poidevin

Forty years after it first appeared, Sidney Shoemaker's much-rad article, "Time without Change" (1969), with its striking thought experiment, still dominates discussions of this intriguing topic. And rightly so: it is imaginative, subtle, and controversial. But times have changed, as they do, and in particular, the epistemological context in which Shoemaker was writing, overshadowed as it was by verificationism, no longer constrains our thinking as once it did. This is the age of bold and unashamedly realist metaphysical argument, in which demands for evidential, as opposed to a priori, support for its theses are rarely made.

view PDF



Home | Issue Index
© 2010 by the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Content in American Philosophical Quarterly is intended for personal, noncommercial use only. You may not reproduce, publish, distribute, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, modify, create derivative works from, display, or in any way exploit the American Philosophical Quarterly database in whole or in part without the written permission of the copyright holder.

American Philosophical Quarterly is published by the University of Illinois Press on behalf of North American Philosophical Publications.

ISSN: 2152-1123