Time

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Profile Books, Jul 9, 2010 - Philosophy - 148 pages
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Time has always been the great Given, a fact of existence which cannot be denied or wished away; but the character of lived time is changing dramatically. Medical advances extend our longevity, while digital devices compress time into ever briefer units. We can now exist in several time-zones simultaneously, but we suffer from endemic shortages of time. We are working longer hours and blurring the distinctions between labour and leisure. For many, in an inversion of the old adage, time has become more valuable than money.

In this look at life's most ineffable element, spanning fields from biology and culture to psychoanalysis and neuroscience, Eva Hoffman asks: are we coming to the end of time as we know it?

 

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Time is all at once the most universal, most intangible, most misunderstood concept. We make time, take time, keep time, lose time, waste time, borrow time, but never really understand it. Eva Hoffman ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
2
21
Time and the Mind
63
Time and Culture
117
Time in Our Time
131
Notes
189
Acknowledgements
208
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Eva Hoffman has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Whiting Award for writing and the Prix Italia for radio. Her books include Lost in Translation and the novel Illuminations.

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