An essay on time

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University College Dublin Press, Sep 15, 2007 - Science - 172 pages
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In this profound book, Elias characteristically turns an ancient philosophical question--what is time?--into a researchable theoretical-empirical problem. From The Collected Works of Norbert Elias.

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Norbert Elias (1897-1990) taught at the University of Frankfurt until his exile from Hitler's Germany. In Britain, he worked at the Universities of London and Leicester, and in retirement was visiting professor in Ghana, Amsterdam, Munster, Bielefeld and many other universities. By the time of his death he was recognized as one of the outstanding social scientists of the twentieth century. His previous Blackwell books include: "The Norbert Elias Reader, The Court Society, The Loneliness of the Dying, Involvement and Detachment, Time: An Essay, The Society of Individuals" and, with Eric Dunning, "Quest for Excitement.