A Brief History of the Philosophy of Time

Paperback | June 15, 2013

byAdrian Bardon

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Adrian Bardon's A Brief History of the Philosophy of Time is a short yet thorough introduction to the history, philosophy, and science of the study of time-from the pre-Socratic philosophers through Einstein and beyond. Its treatment is roughly chronological, starting with the ancient Greek philosophers Heraclitus and Parmenides and proceeding through the history of Western philosophy and science up to the present. Using illustrations and keeping technical language to a minimum, A Brief History of the Philosophy of Time covers subjects such as time and change, the experience of time, physical and metaphysical approaches to the nature of time, the direction of time, time-travel, time and freedom of the will,and scientific and philosophical approaches to eternity and the beginning of time. Bardon brings the resources of over 2500 years of philosophy and science to bear on some of humanity's most fundamental and enduring questions.

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Adrian Bardon's A Brief History of the Philosophy of Time is a short yet thorough introduction to the history, philosophy, and science of the study of time-from the pre-Socratic philosophers through Einstein and beyond. Its treatment is roughly chronological, starting with the ancient Greek philosophers Heraclitus and Parmenides and pr...

Adrian Bardon is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Wake Forest University, where he teaches courses on the philosophy of space and time and the history of modern philosophy. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles on time and the history of philosophy; he is also the editor of The Future of the Philosophy of Time (2012) and...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:June 15, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199301085

ISBN - 13:9780199301089

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Introduction: What Does It Mean to Ask: "What Is Time?"1. Time and Change2. Idealism and Experience3. Time and Spacetime4. Does Time Pass?5. The Arrow of Time6. Is Time Travel Possible?7. Time and Freedom8. Could the Universe have No Beginning or End in Time?Epilogue: Is "What is Time?: The Wrong Question?