J. M. McTaggart Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism)


Broad, C. D. A review of The Nature of Existence. Mind, No. 119 (July 1921): 317- 32.

Extensive review of the first volume of The Nature of Existence, which describes McTaggart's methodology in detail and praises the book highly.

———. Examination of McTaggart's Philosophy. 2 vols. New York: Cambridge at the University Press, 1933 and 1938, 460 p. and 796 p.

Comprehensive exposition and criticism of The Nature of Existence.

Farmer, David J. Being in Time: The Nature of Time in Light of McTaggart's Paradox. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 1990, 221 p.

Presents two differing theories of time and examines McTaggart's postulation and its inherent paradox.

Geach, P. T. Truth, Love, and Immortality: An Introduction to McTaggart's Philosophy. London: Hutchinson and Co., 1979, 182 p.

Detailed examination of McTaggart's metaphysics and his conclusion that absolute reality is composed of individual selves united in love.

Mellor, D. H. “McTaggart, Fixity, and Coming True.” In Reduction, Time, and Reality: Studies in the Philosophy of the Natural Sciences, pp. 79-97. Edited by Richard Healey. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1981.

Agrees with McTaggart's theory that “in reality nothing is either past, present, or future” but argues that this does not mean that time does not exist.

Wisdom, John. A review of Examination of McTaggart's Philosophy by C. D. Broad. Mind XLIII, No. 170 (April 1934): 204-24.

Offers high praise for Broad's “sympathetic and very lucid exposition” and “trenchant criticism.”

Additional coverage of McTaggart's life and career is contained in the following source published by the Gale Group: Contemporary Authors, Vol. 120.