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Fictional Branching Time?

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Fictional Branching Time? / Bourne, Craig; Caddick Bourne, Emily.

Around the Tree: Semantic and Metaphysical Issues Concerning Branching and the Open Future. ed. / Fabrice Correia; Andrea Iacona. Springer, 2013. p. 81-94 (Synthese Library; No. 361).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Harvard

Bourne, C & Caddick Bourne, E 2013, Fictional Branching Time? in F Correia & A Iacona (eds), Around the Tree: Semantic and Metaphysical Issues Concerning Branching and the Open Future. Synthese Library, no. 361, Springer, pp. 81-94.

APA

Bourne, C., & Caddick Bourne, E. (2013). Fictional Branching Time? In F. Correia, & A. Iacona (Eds.), Around the Tree: Semantic and Metaphysical Issues Concerning Branching and the Open Future (pp. 81-94). (Synthese Library; No. 361). Springer.

Vancouver

Bourne C, Caddick Bourne E. Fictional Branching Time? In Correia F, Iacona A, editors, Around the Tree: Semantic and Metaphysical Issues Concerning Branching and the Open Future. Springer. 2013. p. 81-94. (Synthese Library; 361).

Author

Bourne, Craig ; Caddick Bourne, Emily. / Fictional Branching Time?. Around the Tree: Semantic and Metaphysical Issues Concerning Branching and the Open Future. editor / Fabrice Correia ; Andrea Iacona. Springer, 2013. pp. 81-94 (Synthese Library; 361).

Bibtex

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