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The March of Time: Evolving Conceptions of Time in the Light of Scientific Discoveries (1st Edition)

1st Edition
Book Info
Year: 2013
Pages: 284
Language: English
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-35347-5
ISBN: 9783642353468,9783642353475
TAG: Physics

The aim of this interdisciplinary study is to reconstruct the evolution of our changing conceptions of time in the light of scientific discoveries. It will adopt a new perspective and organize the material around three central themes, which run through our history of time reckoning: cosmology and regularity; stasis and flux; symmetry and asymmetry. It is the physical criteria that humans choose – relativistic effects and time-symmetric equations or dynamic-kinematic effects and asymmetric conditions – that establish our views on the nature of time. This book will defend a dynamic rather than a static view of time.



Front Matter....Pages i-ix
Evolving Conceptions of Time in the Light of Scientific Discoveries....Pages 1-5
Time and Cosmology....Pages 7-87
Flux and Stasis....Pages 89-168
Symmetry and Asymmetry....Pages 169-256
Conclusion....Pages 257-259
Back Matter....Pages 261-284

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