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Images of Time: Mind, Science, Reality

George Jaroszkiewicz

Abstract

Time is fascinating and important to everyone. This book does two things: it reviews a great range of images of time, that is, theories of time, from a diversity of perspectives: historical, religious, biological, mathematical, and scientific. In addition to a wide-ranging discussion of many aspects of time, the book shows how a spreadsheet can be used easily to explore various aspects of time such as time travel and light cones in relativity. But it goes further. It introduces the concept of generalized proposition, which can be used by the reader to distinguish those images of time that are ... More

Keywords: theories of time, arrows of time, generalized propositions, literary images, science fiction, mathematical images, scientific images, philosophical images, cultural images

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198718062
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718062.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

George Jaroszkiewicz, author
Associate Professor, The University of Nottingham