Time

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Katinka Ridderbos
Cambridge University Press, May 16, 2002 - Science - 174 pages
What is time? Every individual will approach the question "what is time" from a different perspective. We find ourselves asking whether time is linear or cyclic, whether it is possible to travel in time, how the experience of the flow of time arises, how our own internal clocks are regulated and how our language captures the temporality of our existence. In this volume, eight eminent researchers explore how investigations in their respective fields impinge on questions about the nature of time. These fields encompass the entire range from the arts and humanities to the natural sciences, mirroring the truly interdisciplinary nature of the subject.
 

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Essays on various aspects of time. Some, especially the one on time and religion, I basically skipped. The chapters on time travel and time in modern physics should have been good but are rather disappointing. The best essay is the one on temporality in the grammar of natural languages. Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
1
Cyclic and Linear Time in Early India
27
Time Travel
46
The Genetics of Time
65
The Timing of Action
85
Talking about Time
105
Storytime and its Futures
126
Time and Religion
143
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About the author (2002)

Katinka Ridderbos is a Research Fellow at Darwin College, Cambridge. Her main research interests are the conceptual foundations of statistical mechanics and the problem of the direction of time.

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