Tense, Reference, and Worldmaking

Tense, Reference, and Worldmaking

by: James A. McGilvray

MQUP, 1991

ISBN: 9780773563131 , 392 Pages

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Tense, Reference, and Worldmaking


Using Reichenbach's (1947) theory of tenses and temporal structures as a point of departure, McGilvray modifies it to produce a theory of his own. Analysing the difficulties Reichenbach's theory has in explaining the relationship of a speaker to a world, he introduces a new model for this relationship based on the three-interval temporal topology that Reichenbachian theory assigns to the sentences of natural languages.