Fils Du Temps

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University of Illinois Press, 1995 - Philosophy - 220 pages
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Contents

The Myth of the Eternal Return and the Concept of Progress
3
The Invention of the Concept of Instantaneous Velocity
11
Galileos Remarkable Error
19
Newton and the Discovery of the Law of Gravitation
25
Time and the Natural Sciences
33
Time and Space
41
The Speed of Light Is Finite
51
Einstein and the Theory of Relativity
55
The Age of Things Order and Chaos Entropy and Information
113
Dissipative Structures Cyclic Reactions
127
From the Time of Things to the Time of Living Beings A Leap in Complexity
133
What It Life?
143
Life A Bundle of Intertwined Cycles
151
The Temporal Control of Development
161
The Brain the Mind and Time
169
Epilogue
187

Time and the Dance of the Galaxies
65
The Paradox of the Twins and the Story of the Time Machine
77
The Limits of Causal Time
85
The Suspended Time of the Atoms
101
Notes
193
Bibliography
209
Index
217
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Lestienne is research director at France's Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique.

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