Erschienen: 11.10.2018 Abbildung von Newton-Smith | The Structure of Time | 1. Auflage | 2018 |


The Structure of Time

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Buch. Hardcover


iv, 272 S.

In englischer Sprache

CRC Press. ISBN 978-1-138-39401-8

Format (B x L): 14 x 21,6 cm

Gewicht: 435 g


Originally published in 1980. What is time? How is its structure determined? The enduring controversy about the nature and structure of time has traditionally been a diametrical argument between those who see time as a container into which events are placed, and those for whom time cannot exist without events. This controversy between the absolutist and the relativist theories of time is a central theme of this study. The author's impressive arguments provide grounds for rejecting both these theories, firstly by establishing that ‘empty’ time is possible, and secondly by showing, through a discussion of the structure of time which involves considering whether time might be cyclical, branching, beginning or non-beginning, that the absolutist theory of time is untenable.This book then advances two new theories, and succeeds in shifting the traditional debate about time to a consideration of time as a theoretical structure and as a theoretical framework.

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