Ideas from 'Time Without Change' by Sydney Shoemaker [1969], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Identity, Cause and Mind' by Shoemaker,Sydney [OUP 2003,0-19-926470-8]].

Click on the Idea Number for the full details    |     back to texts     |     expand these ideas

2. Reason / A. Nature of Reason / 9. Limits of Reason
People have had good reasons for thinking that the circle has been squared
7. Existence / D. Theories of Reality / 3. Anti-realism
Inability to measure equality doesn't make all lengths unequal
We couldn't verify the earth's rotation if everyone simultaneously fell asleep
13. Knowledge Criteria / D. Scepticism / 1. Scepticism
Maybe billions of changeless years have elapsed since my last meal
26. Natural Theory / B. Concepts of Nature / 4. Time / e. Existence of time
If three regions freeze every 3rd, 4th and 5th year, they all freeze together every 60 years
26. Natural Theory / B. Concepts of Nature / 4. Time / i. Time and change
If three regions 'freeze' every three, four and five years, after sixty years everything stops for a year
26. Natural Theory / C. Causation / 3. General Causation / a. Constant conjunction
If things turn red for an hour and then explode, we wouldn't say the redness was the cause