The Natural Stance

The Natural Stance

As such, it ranks along side of Yokota's writing as one of the very few books which deals with the problems posed by the commercialization sportification and militarization of karate.

Author: Tom Levitt

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1545256497

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Page: 140

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The Natural Stance offers a wide ranging discussion of the technical, historical and philosophic aspects of Funakoshi's karate, with reference to Ari Anastasiadis, father of Shotokan in Canada. The author discusses the karate of Asai, Egami, Kanasawa Kase, Kobota, Nakayama Oshima, Oyama, Plee, Tokitsu, Yokota, and others in and around Shotokan. The Natural Stance discusses the 'natural' natural stance, Nakayama's hard-soft personal style, Mabuni's 5 principals, classic ipon kumite, the 20 Chinese precepts, the relation between tai chi and karate and much more. The Nature Stance explains how Funakoshi conceived karate as a community oriented form of personal and social development in the Okinawan tradition. It is the author's hope that The Natural Stance will help show the relevance of Funakoshi's karate to the needs of the present human condition. The Natural Stance offers incisive, holistic discussion of karate. As such, it ranks along side of Yokota's writing as one of the very few books which deals with the problems posed by the commercialization sportification and militarization of karate.
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Everyday Life

Everyday Life

The opposite extreme from the absolutist stance is the natural stance. The natural
stance is that supposedly taken by men in everyday life, though whether or not
they in fact take this stance is certainly an empirical question. It is the stance in ...

Author: Jack D Douglas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351327305

Category: Social Science

Page: 370

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Interest in the ethnomethodology and other phenomenological sociologies grew very rapidly among students and professionals in social science during the latter part of the twentieth century. The growth of this interest was handicapped by the lack of clear, systematic, and comprehensive treatments of their basic ideas and research findings. This book provides the first genuinely intelligible and reasonably systematic presentation of this perspective and contributed to the restructuring of empirical knowledge upon solid foundations. It remains important to those who would understood these areas of the social sciences and their potential to contribute to understanding of social life. These original essays, all of which share ideas about the scientific inadequacies of conventional sociologies and the fundamental importance of these new approaches, were contributed by many of the best young research workers and theorists of this approach in 1970, when the book was originally published. They are critical, theoretical, and empirical, and provide the first understandable presentation of this new mode of thought, its distinctions from old points of view, the range of problems that concern its practitioners, and the kinds of results that can be achieved. The book's clarity and systematic treatment of important research topics make it suitable for courses in sociological theory and research, the history of social thought, and related subjects. In addition, this volume can be used in courses specifically dealing with ethnomethodology, in graduate seminars dealing with these issues, and in academic work based on this orientation.
Categories: Social Science

Essence of Okinawan Karate Do

Essence of Okinawan Karate Do

Shizentai-dachi (Natural stance) Technically, all stances fulfilling the three basic
conditions mentioned above can be called natural stances. However, I refer to
two particularly as shizentai-dachi (natural stance), because they correspond ...

Author: Shoshin Nagamine

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462902484

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 280

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The Essence of Okinawan Karate-Do presents the teachings of legendary martial arts master Shoshin Nagamine, founder of the Matsubayashi school of Shorin-ryu karate-do. Used for generations as a practical and pictorial guide, it contains over 1,000 photographs to document eighteen classic karate kata (preset forms) and seven yakusoku kumite (prearranged partner exercises), as well as basic techniques. This book is a precise and easily accessible pictorial guide to performance and perfection of traditional karate. The only book in English with photos of one of the great prewar masters demonstrating the proper execution of Okinawan karate, The Essence of Okinawan Karate-Do is a bridge between karate's legendary past and the practitioners of today. This ingenious and imaginative text explains the historical landmarks in the development of style, vividly outlines its leading forms and techniques, and recalls noted Okinawan karate men of the past, including the author's teachers Ankichi Arakaki, Choki Motobu, and Chotoku Kyan.
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Karate for Kids

Karate for Kids

The two other stances that belong to the natural stance group are called the L
stance, renoji-dachi, and the T stance, teiji-dachi. In both of these stances, one
foot is ahead of the other. To perform the L stance, point your rear foot to the side
and ...

Author: Robin L. Rielly

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462908134

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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A fun and accessible introduction to studying karate—designed specifically with the interests and capabilities of young martial artists in mind. First time martial arts students are not just starting a program of physical and mental practice. They are entering a new world—one that not only has new rules, new goals, and even new clothing—but that also offers them lots of new opportunities for fun and accomplishment. Karate for Kids will help prepare kids to start learning about karate and help them practice at home. It includes thorough introductions to the history and philosophy of the techniques, what to expect in the first few classes, how to warm up and practice, and advice on setting goals. With over 75 full-color illustrations, including 40 clearly diagrammed karate exercises, along with lots of fun facts and informative sidebars written in kid-friendly jargon-free language, this is the perfect introduction for the younger martial artist.
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Tae Kwon Do

Tae Kwon Do

Many find moving in this stance unnatural in the beginning but constant training
makes the stance smooth and natural. Forward stance in actual application _
leaves wide openings on the body. but it provides » the strongest body
movements ...

Author: Sihak Henry Cho

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462903306

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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"Clearly written, easily understood…one of the most significant contributions to the art of foot–and –fist fighting.” — The Japan Times Tae Kwon Do is a fighting art which employs almost all parts of the body in offensive and defensive moves. The techniques consist of many individual moves which are practiced as individual units and joined together for maximum efficiency in free fighting. These practice units are: basic drill in stances, kicking, punching, striking, blocking, combinations of these moves in formal patterns, prearranged attacks and counterattacks, stepping and shifting, etc. The combination of all of these units results in skill at Tae Kwon Do, which is demonstrated in free fighting. Some of the moves are directly applicable to free fighting while the others develop basic speed and coordination. In Tae Kwon Do guide, illustrated with nearly 1,000 photographs, the author explains when, where, why, and how to best apply the deadly techniques of Tae Kwon Do. This martial arts training book gives pinpoint explanations of the advantages and disadvantages of each move, analyzing them step by step from offensive, defensive, and counterattacking perspectives. The techniques presented are applicable to any martial arts system.
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Esoteric Martial Arts of Zen Training Methods from the Patriarch

Esoteric Martial Arts of Zen  Training Methods from the Patriarch

Meditation Stance: Monkey Offers Fruit: From the Natural stance, step to the side
into a high Horse, and begin to inhale as both hands travel up the body's
centerline (Fig. 31). Exhalation is completed as both palms open out and to sides
at ...

Author: Edward Orem

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781304990112

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 70

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This book addresses how to explore, generate and control energies not usually available to humans. 190 photographs and step-by-step instruction in two of the most influential and powerful training systems ever handed down: Shipalohanshou/18 Methods of the Enlightened Ones and Yijinjing/Muscle-Sinew Changing. It offers integrated training for those who wish to do the work of improving cerebral functions, coming to full understanding of the human experience, and maintaining multi-level health. It is based on the training methods from ancient India and China, as experienced by the founder of Chan/Zen Buddhism, Bodhidharma (Tamo) as he grew into adulthood and spiritual maturity. The Patriarch of Zen was considered a dangerous rebel by the status quo, and for good reason: his approach to human development rejected authority outside of oneself, including scripture and officials. Officials/Intellectuals within the Buddhist hierarchy have always had a hard time with Tamo's methods of direct pointing.
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Crucial Elements of Police Firearms Training

Crucial Elements of Police Firearms Training

The weaver is not a natural stance. It is not consistent in how a human being
naturally walks and moves. A person cannot maintain a correct weaver stance
and move in a forward or rearward motion because the hips are at a 45-degree
angle ...

Author: Brian R. Johnson

Publisher: Looseleaf Law Publications

ISBN: 9781932777307

Category: Political Science

Page: 395

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Includes practical photos, examples and diagrams for enhanced for enhanced understanding and comprehension. Includes expert infromation on: - Training Tips -Legalities of Deadly Force - Improving Reaction Time - Effective Use of Cover/Concealment - Stance - Psychological Prep. for Using Deadly Force - Firearms Nomenclature - Deadly Force Decison-Making - Grip -Sight Alignment - Ammo Selection...and more!
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Korean Karate

Korean Karate

To make the forward stance from the natural stance, move your right foot
diagonally back to a distance of about twice the ... The width of the lines between
your left and right feet is about the same as with the original ready position in
natural ...

Author: Sihak H. Cho

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462904013

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 249

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Master Korean Karate, also called Tae-Kwon Do, with this expert martial arts guide. This book is one of the first of its kind on Tae-Kwon Do (Korean Karate). Karate practitioners who recognize this to be the only work to cover Free Fighting techniques recognize this as a vital resource Illustrated with nearly 1,000 photographs, the systematic and scientific approach of the application of each karate move in Free Style Fighting with WHEN, WHERE, WHY, and HOW should help karate competitors everywhere design and master their moves to suit them best in competition matches. In this martial arts book, the pin-point explanation of the advantages and disadvantages of each move, analyzed step by step from many different offensive, defensive, and counterattacking angles, can also guide readers to manage with it to be adjustable to the individualistic tastes and characteristics of any karate style, regardless of their differences.
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Movement Training for Actors

Movement Training for Actors

Obviously not every part an actor plays requires them to have a good posture;
many characters actually have a bad ... One of the hardest things for an actor to
do is to find a natural stance which enables them to be free and open with no
habits ...

Author: Jackie Snow

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408157138

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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"This book vividly captures vital and imaginative lessons from one of the most influential and joyous traditions of contemporary actor training. Any actor or teacher, who is devoted to the transformational power of the theatre, will want to return to these pages again and again, finding in them not only the work to be done, but also the inspiration to do it." James Bundy - Dean, Yale School of Drama; Artistic Director, Yale Repertory Theatre Movement training techniques allow actors to acquire the physical body language and non-verbal skills to clearly express the ideas and emotions of their characters. The techniques contained in this book help actors to develop awareness of their own natural posture, walk and rhythm, release the physical imagination and transform into the characters they are portraying, on stage, in film or on television. Movement Training for Actors provides a practical workbook approach to the core fundamentals of movement, fusing together the work of the key practitioners: Sigurd Leeder, Kurt Jooss, Rudolf Laban, Trish Arnold, Litz Pisk, F. M. Alexander, Moshé Feldenkrais, Jerzy Growtowski, Jacques Lecoq and Belinda Quirey. Chapters include Games, Pure Movement, Historical Dance, Acrobatics and Animal Study. The book is illustrated with photographs throughout and contains a DVD featuring over an hour of movement exercises further demonstrating the techniques. Movement Training for Actors is a masterclass on movement written by experienced coach, Jackie Snow and a culmination of her many years of teaching and coaching professionals. The highly practical approach will suit actors of all abilities as well as serving as an inspirational teaching guide.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Question of Hermeneutics

The Question of Hermeneutics

... analysis needed to disclose those structures in experience. 2.3 Presupposition
versus orientation [stance] There is an interpretation of what Husserl means that
would bring it to naught. He says that in the natural stance, the ...

Author: T.J. Stapleton

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401111607

Category: Philosophy

Page: 496

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by Pierre Kerszberg Joseph J. Kockelmans: A Biographical Note Joseph Kockelmans was born on December I, 1923, at Meerssen in the Netherlands. In 1951 he received his doctoral degree in philosophy from the Institute for Medieval Philosophy, Angelico, Rome. Earlier on, he had earned a "Baccalaureate" and a "Licence" from the same institution. Upon his return to the Netherlands, he engaged in a series of post-doctoral studies. His first subject was mathematics, which he studied under H. Busard who taught at the Institute of Technology at Venlo (1952-55). A major turning-point then occurred when, from 1955 to 1962, his post-doctoral research centered simultaneously around physics under A. D. Fokker at the University of Leyden, and phenomenology under H. L. Van Breda at the Husserl Archives of the University of Louvain. Still in the Netherlands, his first position as professor of philosophy was at the Agricultural University of Wageningen from 1963 to 1964. Even though he had been a Visiting Professor at Duquesne University in 1962, the year 1964 marked the actual beginning of his career in the United States. He began by holding a professorship at the New School for Social Research in New York (1964-65). Before establishing himself permanently at the Pennsylvania State University from 1968 onward, where he became a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy in 1990, he also held a professorship at the University of Rittsburgh from 1965 to 1968.
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The Modern Day Gunslinger

The Modern Day Gunslinger

Chapman stance. It was a losing battle trying to teach shooters to switch the
hardwire of the brain and not to go into a natural action stance instinctively. When
teaching shooting courses I would often ask a shooter to come up to the front of ...

Author: Don Mann

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781602399860

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 464

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"Serves the needs of the gun owner; the experienced shooter; those who own a weapon strictly for home-and self-defense; the military member who wants to become a better shooter in defense of our country; the law enforcement officer who risks his or her life going against the thugs of our society; and anyone interested in learning the defensive and tactical training techniques from some of the best and most experiences shooters in the world." -- Cover, p. [4]
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Karate The Art of Empty Hand Fighting

Karate The Art of  Empty Hand  Fighting

Again, striking with the knee becomes the knee kick (hittsuigeri), and so on.
organization of stance Stances may be broken into natural stances, in which the
muscles are relaxed, stances where the legs are put under tension by forcing the
 ...

Author: Hidetaka Nishiyama

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462902811

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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Master the techniques and theory of Japanese Karate with this easy-to-follow, illustrated martial arts guide. Karate: The Art of "Empty-Hand" Fighting has inspired hundreds of thousands of karateka, and it remains one of the finest texts available on the technique, art, and spirit of karatedo. This definitive volume is a systematic presentation of the art of traditional Japanese karate. An easily accessible martial arts manual illustrated with more than 1,000 photographs, this comprehensive karate book gives step-by-step explanations and thorough analysis of all the basic movements and techniques of karate. Topics of Karate the Art of "Empty-Hand" Fighting" include: The history of Karate The theories and principle of Karate The best training and exercise methods Karate techniques like stance, blocking and attacks Defenses against weapons
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The Natural and the Normative

The Natural and the Normative

One might conjecture that Kant's general position on the relation between visual
space and space as a form of ... He separated the natural from the normative not
by appeal to the supernatural but from a stance immanent to human experience.

Author: Gary Carl Hatfield

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262080869

Category: Science

Page: 366

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Gary Hatfield examines theories of spatial perception from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century and provides a detailed analysis of the works of Kant and Helmholtz, who adopted opposing stances on whether central questions about spatial perception were amenable to natural-scientific treatment. At stake were the proper understanding of the relationships among sensation, perception, and experience, and the proper methodological framework for investigating the mental activities of judgment, understanding, and reason issues which remain at the core of philosophical psychology and cognitive science. Hatfield presents these important issues as living philosophies of science that shape and are shaped by actual research programs, creating a complex and fascinating picture of the entire nineteenth-century battle between nativism and empiricism. His examination of Helmholtz's work in physiological optics and epistemology is a tour de force. Gary Hatfield is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania.
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The Railway and Corporation Law Journal

The Railway and Corporation Law Journal

... similarly construed , deThis doctrine is directly applicable here , for here clares
it to be unlawful to use any device or arti . the statute regulates the use of a
dangerous sub- ficial process or appliance to maintain the natural stance , and
thus ...

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ISBN: UCAL:C3678483

Category: Law

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Effortless Healing

Effortless Healing

Rather, having your back straight, your lumbar area relatively flat, and your
buttocks protruding slightly is a far better posture. This is the natural stance of
toddlers and most traditional cultures. Ideally you want to antevert your pelvis—in
other ...

Author: Dr. Joseph Mercola

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 9780553417982

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

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Let your body do the work... Do you have to tell your leg to heal from a scrape? Your lungs to take in air? Your body that it’s hungry? No. Your body does these things automatically, effortlessly. Vibrant health is your birthright and within your grasp; you just have to step out of the way. In Effortless Healing, online health pioneer, natural medicine advocate, and bestselling author Dr. Joseph Mercola reveals the nine simple secrets to a healthier, thinner you. The results are amazing and the steps can be as easy to implement as: • Throwing ice cubes in your water to make it more “structured” • Skipping breakfast, as it could be making you fat • Eating up to 75 percent of your calories each day in fat for optimal health, reduction of heart disease, and cancer prevention • Avoiding certain meat and fish, but enjoying butter • Eating sauerkraut (and other fermented foods) to improve your immune system and your mood • Walking barefoot outside to decrease system-wide inflammation (and because it just feels great) • Enjoying a laugh: it’s as good for your blood vessels as fifteen minutes of exercise Effortless Healing is the distillation of decades of Dr. Mercola’s experience and cutting-edge medical knowledge. With his wisdom and that of your body, you can optimize your health, your weight, and your life…effortlessly.
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The Complete Dog Book

The Complete Dog Book

In a natural stance, the femur joins the pelvis at approximately a 90-degree angle
; stifles well bent; hocks well let down with short, strong rear pasterns. Feet as in
front. Legs straight when viewed from rear. Cow-hocks, spread hocks, and sickle
 ...

Author: American Kennel Club

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307416995

Category: Pets

Page: 880

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For more than seventy-five years, The Complete Dog Book has been the premier reference on purebred dogs. Now in its twentieth edition, this treasured guide is an essential volume for every dog owner and owner-to-be. Comprehensive and thoughtfully organized, The Complete Dog Book features all 153 breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club, the official breed standards, breed histories, and photographs. Also included are the twelve most recently recognized breeds: Anatolian Shepherd Dog, Black Russian Terrier, German Pinscher, Glen of Imaal Terrier, Havanese, Löwchen, Neapolitan Mastiff, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Parson Russell Terrier, Polish Lowland Sheepdog, Spinone Italiano, and Toy Fox Terrier. Along with AKC registration procedures and current forms, The Complete Dog Book includes sections on • choosing the dog that’s right for you • training • nutrition • grooming • responsible breeding • canine first-aid • joining a dog club • Canine Good Citizen® program • every AKC sport: Agility, Conformation, Coonhound, Earthdog, Field Trials, Herding, Hunt Tests, Junior Showmanship, Lure Coursing, Obedience, Rally, and Tracking Concluding with an extensive glossary of terms and line drawings, The Complete Dog Book is a reference that dog aficionados will turn to again and again.
Categories: Pets

New Philosophy

New Philosophy

... natural and the spiritual , substances is first condemned , and then the numand
that Swedenborg , in making the point a me ber proceeds , and calls the first of all
created subdium , must necessarily have made the natural stances the least ...

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Eclectic Magazine

Eclectic Magazine

The poet , in this in- well as the romance which no natural stance , seems to have
been moved by a modesty prompted him to keep secret , in very natural feeling to
the point of de- all its delightful mixture of reality and scribing his first great ...

Author: John Holmes Agnew

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924066197157

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Archery 4th Edition

Archery 4th Edition

Establishing an anchor position quickly becomes crucial to success in
bowhunting. You may want to create a ... However, every archer also has a
unique natural stance, a stance that feels the most comfortable. Your body build
may dictate the ...

Author: Haywood, Kathleen

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9781450444682

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 280

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Ideal for beginning to intermediate archers, Archery: Steps to Success details the skills, techniques, and strategies for shooting safely, accurately, and consistently. The Steps to Success format, complete with full-color photos, drills, and assessment exercises, allows casual archers, competitors, and bow hunters to progress at their own pace.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Time and Realism

Time and Realism

Indeed, the natural stance is that time passes, making future events present and
present events past. Most philosophers defending tense add that there is an
ontological distinction between the present on the one hand, and the past and
the ...

Author: Yuval Dolev

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262541947

Category: Philosophy

Page: 237

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A new view of the metaphysics of time, arguing that the traditional tensed-tenseless debate within analytic philosophy should be seen as the first stage in a philosophical investigation of time, and that the next stage belongs to phenomenology. How does time pass? Does time itself move, or is time's passage merely an illusion? Analytic philosophers belong, for the most part, to one of two camps on this question: the tensed camp, which defends the reality of time's passage, conceiving the present as "ontologically privileged" over the past and future; and the tenseless camp, which denies time's passage and holds that all events, whatever their temporal location, are ontologically equal. In Time and Realism, Yuval Dolev goes beyond the tensed-tenseless debate to argue that neither position is conclusive but that the debate over them should be seen as only the first stage in the philosophical investigation of time. The next stage, he claims, belongs to phenomenology, and, he argues further, the phenomenological analysis of time grows naturally out of the analytic enterprise. Dolev shows that the two rival theories share a metaphysical presupposition: that tense concerns the ontological status of things. He argues that this ontological assumption is natural but untenable, and that leaving it behind creates a new viewpoint from which to study central topics in the metaphysics of time. Dolev shows that such a study depends on the kind of meticulous attention to our firsthand experiences that drives phenomenological investigations. Thus, he argues, phenomenology is the venue for advancing the investigation of time. Time and Realism not only analyzes the tensed-tenseless debate, resolving some of its central difficulties along the way, it transcends it. It serves as a bridge between the analytic and the continental traditions in the philosophy of mind, both of which are shown to be vital to the philosophical examination of time. Yuval Dolev is Professor of Philosophy at Bar Ilan University, Israel.
Categories: Philosophy