What Is Time?

Author: Truls Wyller

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1789142725

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

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We refer to time constantly, and we compulsively measure its passing—but do we know what it actually is? In What Is Time?, Truls Wyller enquires into time’s complex nature, juxtaposing the latest scientific theories with our personal experience of chronology. The book examines the notion of time in physics, history, religion, anthropology, philosophy, and literature, and Wyller concludes by proposing his own theory of time: that the temporal character of any series of events is essentially practical and derived from human life. Written from a philosophical perspective, What Is Time? gives an accessible, rounded portrait of the nature of time, and it is essential reading for those who wish to gain a deeper understanding of the motion of our everyday existence.

What is Time?

Author: Claudius Henricus de Goeje

Publisher: Brill Archive

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 51

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What is TimE - What is the Origin of Time and the Sense of DuratioN

Author: Samuel K.K. Blankson

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1326992112

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 630


The cosmos itself is not governed or regulated by time but by chance, so cosmology can never appear consistently logical. Time and regulation are human concepts. The ‘points and instants’ notion is no longer credible. Points are our basic intellectual tools since the instants arise through moving from point to point, making time discrete. A.N. Whitehead’s definition of time as “a sequence of non-interacting moments” is credible. Russell also said “There is no longer a universal time...” And Professor Eddington observed that time does not ‘flow’. The Minkowski 4-D geometry is seen as plainly false, and so time travel is impossible. There are no days in nature at all. There is only one constant day. All existence is daylight. The nights are freakish and irrelevant. The earth’s rotations are just flippant shadows over reality. Nothing in astronomy happens only by night and not by day. Logically deduced, time appears to be human and we can solve the problem of how it passes by, too.”

What is time? How and on the basis of what it is formed?

Author: Юрий Низовцев

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 504071811X

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

View: 2323


You want to learn, from where undertakes, for what and how your own "now" is formed? Read further, and to you the mystery of own life will be revealed. Still about it only guessed. Now, having come to the key, you will understand for what you live and as it is possible to change the life. No fantasy will be compared to the paradoxes of reality opened and provided here.

What Is Time to a Pig?

Author: John Straley

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN: 1641290854

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

View: 9900


From the wild and wonderful mind of Shamus Award–winning author John Straley comes a poetic masterpiece that explores the ugly truths of the prison industrial complex, the crumbling state of humanity, the role memory plays in the formation of the self, and much more. It’s been seven years since Gloomy Knob landed in the Ted Stevens High-Security Federal Penitentiary and five years since the end of the war, the one North Korea started when they sent a missile to Cold Storage, Alaska. Serving a life sentence for the murder of his sister, Gloomy spends histime trying to forget about the past. Then one day, Gloomy is snatched from his off-site work station. Instead of celebrating his newfound freedom, Gloomy comes unmoored—he feels he belongs in prison. But his kidnappers believe Gloomy knows where a second nuclear warhead is hidden and demand to know where it is. The clock is ticking, and Gloomy knows that unless he finds the missing warhead fast, or his wife, his friends, and the entire town of Cold Storage will be obliterated. The only problem? He has no idea where it is. As Gloomy struggles to escape, the memories he fought hard to repress begin to creep out from the strange corners of his mind, first in rivulets, then in waves. In a drug-induced haze, Gloomy makes a discovery that may just bring him the closure he desires—if it doesn’t kill him first.

What, Then, Is Time?

Author: Eva Brann

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1461621755

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 1591


'What is time?' Well-known philosopher and intellectual historian, Eva Brann mounts an inquiry into a subject universally agreed to be among the most familiar and the most strange of human experiences. Brann approaches questions of time through the study of ten famous texts by such thinkers as Plato, Augustine, Kant, Husserl, and Heidegger, showing how they bring to light the perennial issues regarding time. She also offers her independent reflections. Examining the three phases of time, past, present, and future, she argues that neither external time nor the time of the human past is real: the one is a comparison of motions and the other a projection of memory. She concludes that true time is internal and has its origin in the imaginative structure of memory and expectation. Throughout her rich and original study, Brann never fudges the central fact that time is a mystery.

What is the Time

Author: Aleksandr Anufriyev

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1329757378

Category: Education

Page: 34

View: 3853


Time machine is here! Is it even possible?! To travel in time? In this book You will find the answers...

What Difference Does Time Make? Papers from the Ancient and Islamic Middle East and China in Honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Midwest Branch of the American Oriental Society

Author: JoAnn Scurlock,Richard H. Beal

Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1789693187

Category: Social Science

Page: 202

View: 5353


Proceedings of a conference held at St. Mary’s University in Notre Dame, Indiana (2017), this volume presents a wide-ranging exploration of Time as experienced and contemplated. Included are offerings on ancient Mesopotamian archaeology, literature and religion, Biblical texts and archaeology, Chinese literature and philosophy, and Islamic law.

What is Philosophy of Science?

Author: Dean Rickles

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1509534180

Category: Science

Page: 160

View: 2835


Philosophy of science puts science itself under the microscope: What exactly is science? How do its explanations of the world differ from those of other subjects, including so-called “pseudo-sciences”? How should we understand and evaluate scientific methods? What, if anything, can science tell us about the nature of physical reality? Dean Rickles guides beginners through the central topics in philosophy of science. He looks at the origins and evolution of the field, the issues that arise when distinguishing between science and non-science, the concepts of logic and associated problems, scientific realism and anti-realism, and the nature of scientific models and representing. Rickles brings the subject to sparkling life with a user-friendly tone and rich, real-world examples. What is Philosophy of Science? is the must-have primer for students getting to grips with this broad-ranging and important topic.

Designing the City of Reason

Author: Ali Madanipour

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134103999

Category: Architecture

Page: 352

View: 1745


With a practical approach to theory, Designing the City of Reason offers new perspectives on how differing belief systems and philosophical approaches impact on city design and development, exploring how this has changed before, during and after the impact of modernism in all its rationalism. Looking at the connections between abstract ideas and material realities, this book provides a social and historical account of ideas which have emerged out of the particular concerns and cultural contexts and which inform the ways we live. By considering the changing foundations for belief and action, and their impact on urban form, it follows the history and development of city design in close conjunction with the growth of rationalist philosophy. Building on these foundations, it goes on to focus on the implications of this for urban development, exploring how public infrastructures of meaning are constructed and articulated through the dimensions of time, space, meaning, value and action. With its wide-ranging subject matter and distinctive blend of theory and practice, this book furthers the scope and range of urban design by asking new questions about the cities we live in and the values and symbols which we assign to them.