Understanding Time

Understanding Time

By: Jolyon Trimingham (author)Paperback

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The book has two purposes, a negative one and a positive one, which are complementary. The negative one is to challenge the 'hijacking' of time in popular versions of modern mathematical and scientific thought, which have tended to push out of the picture views of time which do not 'fit in' with modern physics. The second purpose is to show how, by supplementing, or sometimes overriding, the scientific perspective, a wider understanding is reached. Time cannot be described in terms of its measurement alone.

About Author

Jolyon Trimminham studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University as a mature student, and wrote his undergraduate thesis on Henri Bergson's 'Time and Free Will'. Ten years later he went to Paris to study philosophy at the Sorbonne. Outside of his career as a technical writer, which has taken him all over Europe, Jolyon has found time to restore an open-air Regency swimming pool in Bath, launch a successful bid to save a hill top lake in Yorkshire from being drained, and stood as the Green Party parliamentary candidate for Dover in 2015.

Contents

About This Book 1, Introduction 6, Chapter 1 Philosophy 24, Chapter 2 Experience 31, Chapter 3 Freedom 63, Chapter 4 Creation 75, Chapter 5 The New Physics and Objective knowledge 94, Chapter 6 What is Time? 140, Chapter 7 Metatime 155,Chapter 8 Conclusion 180, Bibliography 185, Index of Names 193.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781910216187
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 207
  • ID: 9781910216187
  • ISBN10: 1910216186

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