Cover of: Time's Arrows | Richard Morris

Time's Arrows

Scientific Attitudes Toward Time

Published by Touchstone .
Written in English.

About the Edition

This exploration of Western attitudes toward time traces these attitudes from ancient Greece through the Christian Middle Ages, with nearly half of the exposition devoted to modern scientific concepts, including relativity, biological time, the "direction" of time, and cosmic time

First Sentence

SOME QUESTIONS SEEM TOO trivial to merit serious consideration, but often these are the very questions that become most puzzling when we examine them in detail.

Table of Contents

1 What Is Time?
2 Cyclical Time and Linear Time
3 Abstract Time
4 Calculus and the Idea of Determinism
5 The Discovery of the Past and the Idea of Progress
6 The Age of the World
7 Entropy and the Direction of Time
8 The Five Arrows of Time
9 Relativistic Tme
10 Cosmic Time
11 The Beginning and End of Time
12 What Is Time?
Bibliography
Index

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
244
Dimensions
8.3 x 5.1 x 0.4 inches
Weight
11.2 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL7660341M
Internet Archive
timesarrows00rich
ISBN 10
0671617664
ISBN 13
9780671617660
Library Thing
1773487
Goodreads
396606
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