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Manuscrito

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SAVITT, Steven. Closed Time and Local Time: A Reply to Dowe. Manuscrito [online]. 2017, vol.40, n.1, pp.197-207. ISSN 2317-630X.  https://doi.org/10.1590/0100-6045.2017.v40n1.ss.

In his contribution to this issue, “A and B Theories of Closed Time”, Phil Dowe argues that A- and B-theories of time are equally compatible with closed time, though it is commonly supposed that only B-theories are compatible with it. With some reservations to be noted below I agree with Dowe’s general conclusion, but in the course of his argument there are a number of false statements and misrepresentations of detail that require comment. I will not be able to deal with all of them in this brief note.

Keywords : Closed Time; Local Time; Dowe; Causal Diamond; Gunky time and indeterminate existence.

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