The Study of Time III: Proceedings of the Third Conference of the International Society for the Study of Time Alpbach—Austria

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J. T. Fraser, N. Lawrence, D. Park
Springer Science & Business Media, Mar 9, 2013 - Science - 727 pages
The papers in this volume were delivered and responded to at the Third Conference of the International Society for the Study of Time. The meeting took place during sunny days, punctuated by an occasional brief storm, in the confer ence facilities of the Österreichisches College in Alpbach, Austria, from ]uly 1 to ]uly 10, 1976. In the middle of it came ]uly 4, the 200th anniversary of the Declaration ofindependence, and in honor ofparticipants from the United States there was a special session of papers on the subject of Freedom and Time. [See Fraser, Park in this volume. ] The effect of the papers was kaleidoscopic; reading the table of contents one can surmise the experience of those enthusiasts, and there were several, who heard them all. I think that most people who have been puzzled about time will agree that it is not clear wh at the puzzle is or from what direction the insights will come that will enable us to understand the situation a litde more clearly. As one of the participants wrote afterwards, "After all , we do not know apriori whether there exists areal unity in studies about time, but if one exists it must reveal itself progressively in the course of successive experiences such as these lectures. If it were easy to find, it would have been found already without the Society's help.
 

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Contents

Park
1
Levels of Language in Discourse about Time N Lawrence C Sherover
22
PHYSICS
53
SpaceTime Singularities in Cosmology and Black Hole Evaporation
74
Explorations in Quantum Topology D Finkelstein D Park
115
On Two Fundamental Laws of Nature and the Role of Time in TimeSpace Manifold
141
The Theory of Spacelike Time F Christensen C Sherover
167
LIVING CLOCKS
188
The Measurement of Biological and Social Changes H Kalmus N Lawrence
237
IV SUBJECTIVE TIME
269
Future Time Perspective and Ego Strength A I Rabin S Imai
294
The Objectivity or Otherwise of the Present K G Denbigh E Cassirer
307
Ideas of Beginnings and Endings in Cosmology J MerleauPonty
333
The Past and the Future D Park M Toda
351
The Boundaries of the Notion of Time M Toda D Park
370
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The Living Clocks of Marine Organisms J D Palmer J L CloudsleyThompson
216

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