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The Lens Through Which Ye See: Philosophy of Time in the Works of C.S. Lewis

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dc.contributor.advisor Hibbs, Thomas
dc.contributor.author Jeffrey, Josh
dc.contributor.other Baylor University. en_US
dc.date.copyright 2012-05-03
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2104/8366
dc.description.abstract What can modern philosophers of time learn from the fictional works of C.S. Lewis? In this thesis I demonstrate that Lewis’s conception of time as exemplified throughout his works, but particularly in the Chronicles of Narnia and The Great Divorce, makes up a coherent philosophy of time. This philosophy of time draws on Christian theology, particularly the works of Augustine and Boethius, but it is nonetheless applicable to the modern debates about the ontology of time. C.S. Lewis lived through the years following J.M.E. McTaggart’s famous essay “The Unreality of Time” and the subsequent polarization which resulted in two distinct conceptions of time called the A- theory and the B-theory. I argue that in his fiction, and particularly in the final chapters of The Great Divorce, Lewis provides a potential answer to this division by creating a synthetic view of the relationship of A-theory and B-theory time series. en_US
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dc.subject Philosophy en_US
dc.subject Literature en_US
dc.title The Lens Through Which Ye See: Philosophy of Time in the Works of C.S. Lewis en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access en_US
dc.contributor.department University Scholars - Honors Program en_US
dc.contributor.schools honors college en_US


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