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e-Book Introducing Time download

e-Book Introducing Time download

by Craig Callender

ISBN: 1840462639
ISBN13: 978-1840462630
Language: English
Publisher: Totem Books (August 29, 1997)
Pages: 176
Category: Humanities
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Craig Callender (born 1968) is a philosopher of science and professor of philosophy at the University of California, San Diego

Craig Callender (born 1968) is a philosopher of science and professor of philosophy at the University of California, San Diego. In 1997 he obtained his PhD from Rutgers University with a thesis entitled Time's Arrow; his thesis supervisor had been Robert Weingard.

Is time travel possible? Why does time seem to pass in only one direction?These questions and others are among the deepest and most subtle that one can ask, but Introducing Time presents them.

Nonfiction Astronomy & Space. such as whether the past and future are real, whether time travel is possible, and the explanation of the direction of time.

Introducing Time book. In this book, Callender and Edney describe some of the attempts by scientists and philosophers to precisely define what time is. Some argue that to be logically consistent, time cannot exist. That of course seems absurd, whatever else we may know, at least locally, time does have an existence and a direction.

Is time travel possible? Why does time seem to pass in only one direction?These questions and others are among the deepest and most subtle that one can ask, but . Introducing Time - Craig Callender.

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ISBN 10: 1840462639 ISBN 13: 9781840462630. Publisher: Totem Books, 1997. What is time? The fifth-century philosopher St Augustine famously said that he knew what time is so long as no one asked him. Introducing Time dares go where Augustine would not.

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Introducing Time is one of the Introducing series most popular selections. Fortunately, Craig Callender (dig the name!) has made the subject (or at least the most relevant views and issues) easier to understand in this superb little book. For an Introducing book it is also one of the most detailed, thought provoking, wide-ranging and heady science volumes around. If you want to know anything about time then Introducing Time does just that and then some more, but be prepared for lots of difficult diverse thinking. He begins by surveying what may be considered different types of time, including our psychological experience of temporal succession, measured time, and biological time.

Craig Callender is very grateful to Lisa Callender and Pat McGovern for their generous help with a draft of this book

Craig Callender is very grateful to Lisa Callender and Pat McGovern for their generous help with a draft of this book. What is Time? The great theologian and philosopher, St Augustine (AD 354-430), famously wrote of his puzzlement in The Confessions.

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What is time? The fifth-century philosopher St Augustine famously said that he knew what time is so long as no one asked him. Introducing Time dares go where Augustine would not. It traces the history of time from Augustine to Newton, Poincare, Einstein, and then back full circle to the idea that there is no time in quantum gravity. Is time a fourth dimension? Does the future exist? Is time travel possible? If so, does it threaten the work prospects of historians, as Stephen Hawking thinks? Why does time seem to pass in only one direction? Introducing Time presents these questions and others (many for the first time) in an easily accessible, lucid and engaging guide.
Comments:
Fordg
Some good review material here, and with good illustrations, but too much of the book is about the author's own non-mainstream theory of time.

Kerry
It's not that the back is not good quality....it just isn't good for ME. It was way too technical and I found myself unable to follow the concepts. But when it comes right down to it, I may not have been that interested, either. The graphics were great and what grabbed my attention in the first in place. So I recommend the book for those who really want to learn more about time, literally.

Winotterin
I found the way the book dealt with time done well, though the graphics didn't really add much. It was a bit of a distraction. If you want to know some of the theories regarding the arrow of time, is time real and can you travel back in time, it's worth a read.

Kerdana
Great Read

Xirmiu
a very informative and interesting book. it is an overview of the subject which clearly explains the differing viewpoints and theories of various philosophers and physicists concerning time - all the way from those who believe that time is an essential and absolute reality, to those, like goedel, who maintained that it is simply an illusion and does not even exist (the book clearly presents his reasoning for this conclusion.)

Pameala
Great introduction to the concept of "Time". This book, with it's comic book style illustrations and easy to digest content, helps one begin to fathom the many complexities and paradoxes inherent in our current understanding of "time".

Faell
The author did a very good job for introducing this big and diffuclt topic within simple paragraphs.
Here I'll try to figure out the main points which are hidden in the structure of the book.
In the beginning, the author started to talk about several concepts such as
1.Clocks
2.Psychological time
3.Time scenarios
4.Relationalism and absolute time
5.Relative and non-relative
6.Tenseless and tensed
7.Dimensions
8.Motion and change
These conceptions can help us to rethink our world in several different ways.

Then, he introduced special relativity--to explain Time Travel is logical possible(under the classical logic: A=A).It means that we can not violate the rule "A=A" when we think about Time travel.

Further, he continued to discuss General relativity to explain--is it possible for phyical Time Travel?

After that,he used a very good,in my opinion,method- Thermodynamics- to explain:
1.where and how did the universe come from?
2.what possible will the universe be in the future?

According to a great German philosopher-Kant,we human beings carry a piror facualty-Time,Space,Cause,Effect-
when we were born. We percept our surrounding under this framework. Hence,to understand these categories (Time,Space,Cause,Effect) are important. Physics has devoted a big part to Time and Space(or Timespace). In history, many great thinkers-such as Newton, Einstein-proposed thier unique worldview of space and time to promote human beings' intellection. The book included their conceptions and discussed two of categories well.
I do not have any background of physics. However, I bet that even you are in lack of fundemental knowledge of physics, you still can learn about "Time(Space)" through this book.
Finally, I have to say again that the author introduced the difficult topic very well.
By the way, I think my review may be more suitable for someone who has finished the book than those who don't.
p.s.Sorry for my poor English.

A clear and intuitive discussion of the notion of time. A fun to read logical progression through time theories and debates.

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