Summary of Carlo Rovelli's The Order of Time

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: 1669354571

Category: Science

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The world is not as it seems to be on the surface. Time passes more slowly in some places than in others. This is because of the modification of the structure of time, which affects the movement of bodies and causes them to fall toward each other. #2 The slowing down of time has many effects, including the falling of objects. It allows us to keep our feet firmly on the ground, because if our feet adhere to the pavement, it is because our entire body inclines naturally to where time runs more slowly. #3 The time that a particular clock measures is called proper time in physics. Every clock has its own proper time. Every phenomenon that occurs has its own proper time, which is different from every other clock’s proper time. #4 The world is not like a platoon marching in step with a single commander. It’s a network of events that affect each other. Time has lost its first aspect, which was its unity. It passes differently here than there.

The Order of Things

Author: Michel Foucault

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317336674

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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When one defines "order" as a sorting of priorities, it becomes beautifully clear as to what Foucault is doing here. With virtuoso showmanship, he weaves an intensely complex history of thought. He dips into literature, art, economics and even biology in The Order of Things, possibly one of the most significant, yet most overlooked, works of the twentieth century. Eclipsed by his later work on power and discourse, nonetheless it was The Order of Things that established Foucault's reputation as an intellectual giant. Pirouetting around the outer edge of language, Foucault unsettles the surface of literary writing. In describing the limitations of our usual taxonomies, he opens the door onto a whole new system of thought, one ripe with what he calls "exotic charm". Intellectual pyrotechnics from the master of critical thinking, this book is crucial reading for those who wish to gain insight into that odd beast called Postmodernism, and a must for any fan of Foucault.

The Order of Things

Author: Jackie Strachan,Jane Moseley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472139917

Category: Reference

Page: 192

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From the Private First Class who knows his place (above a Private but below a Lance Corporal), to the classification of the natural world (Species, Genus, Family, Order . . .), we introduce hierarchies, pecking orders and ranks to every aspect of our lives, from society and religion to leisure and the law, establishing priorities and bringing order to our world. This miscellany of the various hierarchies that govern our existence ranges from the prosaically earthbound, in the form of roads and freeways, to the esoterically celestial, in the form of angels, seraphim, cherubims, archangels and so on. Who is more senior in a Chinese triad, a White Paper Fan or a Red Pole? What trumps a Straight Flush in poker? How many ranks are there between a Detective and a Colonel in the American police? What's the next step up from the Court of Appeal? What is a Royal Peculiar and where does it stand in the hierarchy of the British church? Which sea states lie between Calm and Phenomenal? In a Roman legion, how many men made up a Cohort and how many Cohorts a Legion? What is the hierarchy in the US government? Knowing where something - or someone - stands in the order of things helps us quite literally to put it into context.

Summary & Analysis of The Order of Time

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Publisher: ZIP Reads

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Category: Science

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: https://amzn.to/2LNYFfH Theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli explores the very nature of time, physics, humanity, and philosophy in his beautifully written book that challenges our perceptions of the world around us. What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include? Synopsis of the original bookReview of the theories of special and general relativityA breakdown of time as we know itThe science behind quantum gravity, explained for the laymanA philosophical look at the meaning and nature of timeEditorial ReviewBackground on the author About the Original Book: In The Order of Time, Carlo Rovelli attempts to shatter our perception of time, providing insight into the true nature of a force that is nowhere near as stable and constant as we perceive it to be. In fact, time is relative to every person and every location in the universe. Seamlessly weaving physics, quantum gravity, history, philosophy, and art into his work, Rovelli has produced a treatise on time unlike anything that has come before it. DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, The Order of Time. ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. Please follow this link: https://amzn.to/2LNYFfH to purchase a copy of the original book. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

The Human Experience of Time

Author: Charles M. Sherover

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810117617

Category: Philosophy

Page: 603

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First published in 1975 and still without equal, The Human Experience of Time provides a thorough review of the concept of time in the Western philosophic tradition. Encompassing a wide range of writings, from the Book of Genesis and the classical thinkers to the work of such twentieth-century philosophers as Collingwood and McKeon, all with introductory essays by the editor, this classic anthology offers a synoptic view of the changing philosophic notions of time.

Reality Is Not What It Seems

Author: Carlo Rovelli

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735213941

Category: Science

Page: 288

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“The man who makes physics sexy . . . the scientist they’re calling the next Stephen Hawking.” —The Times Magazine From the New York Times–bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, The Order of Time, and Helgoland, a closer look at the mind-bending nature of the universe. What are the elementary ingredients of the world? Do time and space exist? And what exactly is reality? Theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli has spent his life exploring these questions. He tells us how our understanding of reality has changed over the centuries and how physicists think about the structure of the universe today. In elegant and accessible prose, Rovelli takes us on a wondrous journey from Democritus to Albert Einstein, from Michael Faraday to gravitational waves, and from classical physics to his own work in quantum gravity. As he shows us how the idea of reality has evolved over time, Rovelli offers deeper explanations of the theories he introduced so concisely in Seven Brief Lessons on Physics. This book culminates in a lucid overview of quantum gravity, the field of research that explores the quantum nature of space and time, seeking to unify quantum mechanics and general relativity. Rovelli invites us to imagine a marvelous world where space breaks up into tiny grains, time disappears at the smallest scales, and black holes are waiting to explode—a vast universe still largely undiscovered.

Summary of Carlo Rovelli's The Order of Time

Author: Milkyway Media

Publisher: Milkyway Media

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Book Preview: #1 The world is not as it seems to be on the surface. Time passes more slowly in some places than in others. This is because of the modification of the structure of time, which affects the movement of bodies and causes them to fall toward each other. #2 The slowing down of time has many effects, including the falling of objects. It allows us to keep our feet firmly on the ground, because if our feet adhere to the pavement, it is because our entire body inclines naturally to where time runs more slowly. #3 The time that a particular clock measures is called proper time in physics. Every clock has its own proper time. Every phenomenon that occurs has its own proper time, which is different from every other clock’s proper time. #4 The world is not like a platoon marching in step with a single commander. It’s a network of events that affect each other. Time has lost its first aspect, which was its unity. It passes differently here than there.