Time Space and Things

Time  Space and Things

Brian Ridley's book sets out to survey in simple, non-mathematical terms what physics has to say about the fundamental structure of the universe.

Author: B. K. Ridley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521484863

Category: Science

Page: 191

View: 428

Brian Ridley's book sets out to survey in simple, non-mathematical terms what physics has to say about the fundamental structure of the universe.
Categories: Science

Time Space and Things

Time  Space and Things

Author: B. K. Ridley

Publisher: Puffin Books

ISBN: UOM:39015050424566

Category: Physics

Page: 169

View: 866

Categories: Physics

The Elasticity of Time Space and Things

The Elasticity of Time  Space and Things

Two college professors, one has been dead for 25 years, go time traveling to confer with great minds of the past about the problems of today.

Author: Alan Ferrington

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0359288839

Category: Fiction

Page: 80

View: 932

Two college professors, one has been dead for 25 years, go time traveling to confer with great minds of the past about the problems of today.
Categories: Fiction

Time Space and Knowledge

Time  Space and Knowledge

Hailed for its lucid presentation, TSK blends reasoning and experiential inquiry to offer a unique path of transformation.

Author: Tarthang (Tulku)

Publisher: Dharma Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015012262112

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 306

View: 105

Hailed for its lucid presentation, TSK blends reasoning and experiential inquiry to offer a unique path of transformation. A deeply exhilarating book, TSK gives readers a language to ask the questions that conventional training teaches us to ignore. Thirty-five exercises reunite philosophy with direct experience.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Space Time and Stuff

Space  Time  and Stuff

Frank Arntzenius presents a series of radical ideas about the structure of space and time, and establishes a new metaphysical position which holds that the fundamental structure of the physical world is purely geometrical structure.

Author: Frank Arntzenius

Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)

ISBN: 9780198705918

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 544

Frank Arntzenius presents a series of radical new ideas about the structure of space and time. Space, Time, and Stuff is an attempt to show that physics is geometry: that the fundamental structure of the physical world is purely geometrical structure. Along the way, he examines some non-standard views about the structure of spacetime and its inhabitants, including the idea that space and time are pointless, the idea that quantum mechanics is a completely local theory, the idea that antiparticles are just particles travelling back in time, and the idea that time has no structure whatsoever. The main thrust of the book, however, is that there are good reasons to believe that spaces other than spacetime exist, and that it is the existence of these additional spaces that allows one to reduce all of physics to geometry. Philosophy, and metaphysics in particular, plays an important role here: the assumption that the fundamental laws of physics are simple in terms of the fundamental physical properties and relations is pivotal. Without this assumption one gets nowhere. That is to say, when trying to extract the fundamental structure of the world from theories of physics one ignores philosophy at one's peril!
Categories: Philosophy

Time Space and the Market

Time  Space  and the Market

This engaging work offers a unique and imaginative "take" on the subject.

Author: Stephen Brown

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 0765610124

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 350

View: 730

Retroscapes, commercial environments that evoke past times and places, come in various shapes and forms, from theme restaurants and flagship stores (Planet Hollywood, Niketown) to festival malls and "new urbanist" communities (Faneuil Hall, Disney's Celebration). This engaging work offers a unique and imaginative "take" on the subject.
Categories: Business & Economics

Time and Space

Time and Space

The first edition (2001) of this title quickly established itself on courses on the philosophy of time and space.

Author: Barry Dainton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134943975

Category: Philosophy

Page: 448

View: 118

The first edition (2001) of this title quickly established itself on courses on the philosophy of time and space. This fully revised and expanded new edition sees the addition of chapters on Zeno's paradoxes, speculative contemporary developments in physics, and dynamic time, making the second edition, once again, unrivalled in its breadth of coverage. Surveying both historical debates and the ideas of modern physics, Barry Dainton evaluates the central arguments in a clear and unintimidating way and is careful to keep the conceptual issues throughout comprehensible to students with little scientific or mathematical training. The book makes the philosophy of space and time accessible for anyone trying to come to grips with the complexities of this challenging subject. With over 100 original line illustrations and a full glossary of terms, the book has the requirements of students firmly in sight and will continue to serve as an essential textbook for philosophy of time and space courses.
Categories: Philosophy

Time Space and Society

Time  Space  and Society

The first refers to time and space as compositional elements, while the second
relates to time-space as contextual dimensions. Giddens ... Urban capitalism is
characterized by Giddens as, among other things, commodifying time and space.

Author: A. Kellerman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400922877

Category: Science

Page: 128

View: 932

Time and space are two of the most basic dimensions of human life. They envelop all human beings from birth to death. As such, they provide the context for human existence. At the same time, however, time and space also serve as major influencing factors in mankind's actions. Hence, a vast literature has developed on time and space as separate dimensions, and recently on time-space as joint dimensions. Interestingly enough, the social connotations of time and space have mostly been studied with the individual human being in mind. The more societal significance of time and space, whether separately or jointly, have been relatively neglected. It is the purpose of this volume to help fill this lacuna through discussions on some of the many junctions of time, space, and society at large. The discussion will naturally involve concepts and findings from more than just one discipline -- notably, geography, sociology, social history and political science. It is, thus, obvious that the topic may be highlighted from several perspectives. Given my own education and work, the approach will lean more to the geographical perspective. Geography has a special merit as an integrating framework for the study of time, space, and society. It is a discipline that has space at the center of its raison d'etre and, as such, has always striven for integration, holism and comprehensiveness.
Categories: Science

Time Space and Philosophy

Time  Space and Philosophy

of physics are certainly indifferent to time direction: given full information about a
region of space at a given time, we may use the ... Being earlier in this case is a
perceptible relation between events, as spatial distance often is between things.

Author: Christopher Ray

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134968497

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 438

This book provides a comprehensive, up-to-date and accessible introduction to the philosophy of space and time. Ray considers in detail the central questions of space and time which arizse from the ideas of Zeno, Newton, Mach, Leibniz and Einstein. Time, Space and Philosophy extends the debate in many areas:absolute simultaneity is examined as well as black holes, the big bang and even time travel. Time, Space and Philosophy will be invaluable to the student of philosophy and science and will be of considerable interest to mathematics students. The clear, non-technical approach should also make it suitable to for the general reader.
Categories: Philosophy

Time Space Compression

Time Space Compression

introduction of World Standard Time created greater uniformity of shared public
time and in so doing triggered theorizing about a multiplicityofprivate timesthat ...
Among other things, steamships uncoupled the movement of s t e a m s h i p ...

Author: Barney Warf

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134113927

Category: History

Page: 10

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If geography is the study of how human beings are stretched over the earth’s surface, a vital part of that process is how we know and feel about space and time. Although space and time appear as "natural" and outside of society, they are in fact social constructions; every society develops different ways of measuring, organizing, and perceiving them. Given steady increases in the volume and velocity of social transactions over space, time and space have steadily "shrunk" via the process of time-space compression. By changing the time-space prisms of daily life – how people use their times and spaces, the opportunities and constraints they face, the meanings they attach to them – time-space compression is simultaneously cultural, social, political, and psychological in nature. This book explores how various social institutions and technologies historically generated enormous improvements in transportation and communications that produced transformative reductions in the time and cost of interactions among places, creating ever-changing geographies of centrality and peripherality. Warf invokes a global perspective on early modern, late modern, and postmodern capitalism. He makes use of data concerning travel times at various historical junctures, maps of distances between places at different historical moments, anecdotal analyses based on published accounts of people’s sense of place, examinations of cultural forms that represented space (e.g., paintings), and quotes about the culture of speed. Warf shows how time-space compression varies under different historical and geographical conditions, indicating that it is not one, single, homogenous process but a complex, contingent, and contested one. This book will be useful book for those studying and researching Geography, History, Sociology, and Political Science, as well as Anthropology, and Philosophy.
Categories: History

Leibniz s Metaphysics of Time and Space

Leibniz   s Metaphysics of Time and Space

As a species of order, time is a system of relations among numerically distinct
things by which these things can be discriminated (discriminatur) from one
another (C476). Unlike some other orders (such as space), time is an order of
things that ...

Author: Michael Futch

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402082371

Category: Science

Page: 205

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Leibniz’s metaphysics of space and time stands at the centre of his philosophy and is one of the high-water marks in the history of the philosophy of science. In this work, Futch provides the first systematic and comprehensive examination of Leibniz’s thought on this subject. In addition to elucidating the nature of Leibniz’s relationalism, the book fills a lacuna in existing scholarship by examining his views on the topological structure of space and time, including the unity and unboundedness of space and time. It is shown that, like many of his more recent counterparts, Leibniz adopts a causal theory of time where temporal facts are grounded on causal facts, and that his approach to time represents a precursor to non-tensed theories of time. Futch then goes on to situate Leibniz’s philosophy of space and time within the broader context of his idealistic metaphysics and natural theology. Emphasizing the historical background of Leibniz’s thought, the book also places him in dialogue with contemporary philosophy of science, underscoring the enduring philosophical interest of Leibniz’s metaphysics of time and space.
Categories: Science

Time and Space in Chinese Culture

Time and Space in Chinese Culture

The central theme of this volume is notions of time and space in Chinese culture. Seventeen scholars of various disciplinary backgrounds have treated topics within this general perspective.

Author: Junjie Huang

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004102876

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 568

The central theme of this volume is notions of time and space in Chinese culture. Seventeen scholars of various disciplinary backgrounds have treated topics within this general perspective.
Categories: Social Science

Timespace

Timespace

(Mumford, 1934) What is the 'real space and time' in which our culture lives? A
hundred years ago it would have been easier to say, but the twentieth century
has complicated things. In its early years relativity theory displaced the
Newtonian ...

Author: Jon May

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134677856

Category: Science

Page: 336

View: 402

Timespace undermines the old certainties of time and space by arguing that these dimensions do not exist singly, but only as a hybrid process term. The issue of space has perhaps been over-emphasised and it is essential that processes of everyday existence, such as globalisation and environmental issues and also notions such as gender, race and ethnicity, are looked at with a balanced time-space analysis. The social and cultural consequences of this move are traced through a series of studies which deploy different perspectives - structural, phenomenological and even Buddhist - in order to make things meet up. The contributors provide an overview of the history of time and introduce the concepts of time and space together, across a range of disciplines. The themes discussed are of importance for cultural geography, sociology, anthropology, cultural and media studies, and psychology.
Categories: Science

The Timespace of Human Activity

The Timespace of Human Activity

This book shows that a concept of activity timespace drawn from the work of Martin Heidegger provides new insights into the nature of activity, society, and history.

Author: Theodore R. Schatzki

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739142704

Category: Philosophy

Page: 278

View: 967

This book shows that a concept of activity timespace drawn from the work of Martin Heidegger provides new insights into the nature of activity, society, and history. Although the book is a work of theory, it has significant implications for the determination and course, not just of activity, but of sociohistorical change as well. Drawing on empirical examples, the book argues (1) that timespace is a key component of the overall space and time of social life, (2) that interwoven timespaces form an essential infrastructure of important social phenomena such as power, coordinated actions, social organizations, and social systems, and (3) that history encompasses constellations of indeterminate temporalspatial events. The latter conception of history in turn yields a propitious account of how the past exists in the present. In addition, because the concept of activity timespace highlights the teleological character of human action, the book contains an extensive defense of the teleological character of such allegedly ateleological forms of activity as emotional and ceremonial actions. Since, finally, the book's ideas about timespace and activity as an indeterminate event derive from an interpretation of Heidegger, the work furthers understanding of the relevance of his thought for social and historical theory.
Categories: Philosophy

Space Time and the Categories

Space Time and the Categories

The doctrine of space-time as “stuff” is contrasted with space-time as “medium” or
of space and time as media (an expression which Alexander also makes use of).
That is, of things in general as being in space and time instead of being space ...

Author: John Anderson

Publisher: Sydney University Press

ISBN: 9781920898625

Category: Categories (Philosophy)

Page: 297

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'With this scheme, John Anderson joins a very distinguished line of philosophers who have presented us with a set of categories. We have first Plato (the doctrine of Highest Kinds in his dialogue The Sophist), then Aristotle, Kant, Hegel, and Samuel Alexander.'- D. M. Armstrong, from the introduction.Space, Time and the Categories presents a unique record of personal influence and inspiration over three generations of philosophers in Australia, England and Scotland. This work is a vitally important text in the history of the development of realist philosophy in Australian universities. With an introduction by Emeritus Professor D M Armstrong whose own student notes are the basis for the text used, this book brings together three of the major figures in the history of Australian philosophy.
Categories: Categories (Philosophy)

Time Space and Motion in the Age of Shakespeare

Time  Space  and Motion in the Age of Shakespeare

For them a poem that fails to move verbally—that is, musically—is not a poem in
one essential aspect: it abandons its own proper abstract goal and instead tries
to be written or sung in such a way as to refer solely to isolated things lying ...

Author: Angus Fletcher

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674027114

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

View: 630

This focused but far-reaching work by the distinguished scholar Angus Fletcher reveals how early modern science and English poetry were in many ways components of one process: discovering the secrets of motion. Beginning with the achievement of Galileo, Time, Space, and Motion identifies the problem of motion as the central cultural issue of the time, pursued through the poetry of the age, from Marlowe and Shakespeare to Ben Jonson and Milton.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Representations of Space and Time

Representations of Space and Time

For example , personal space ( i . e . , that in our immediate proximity ) and
tabletop space ( i . e . , that laid out before us on a surface ) encompass things
that we can take in with our senses at that moment in time . We can see , hear ,
smell ...

Author: Donna J. Peuquet

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1572307730

Category: Science

Page: 380

View: 148

Recent advances in information technology have enabled scientists to generate unprecedented amounts of earth-related data, with tremendous potential for dealing with pressing social, economic, and environmental issues. Yet the volume and heterogeneity of available data clearly overwhelm traditional analytical approaches, as well as the human capacity to derive patterns and useful insights. This book examines how geospatial knowledge can be analyzed and represented in a manner that not only is accurate and coherent, but also makes intuitive sense to the end user. Integrating concepts and approaches from geography, computer science, cognitive psychology, and philosophy, Donna J. Peuquet explores the processes by which people acquire, represent, and utilize spatiotemporal knowledge. Arguing that the human user and the computer must be viewed as interrelated components of a single system, she provides principles and recommendations for improving the design of geographic information systems (GIS) and other geospatial modeling tools. An ideal student text or professional reference, this book fills a crucial need in geographic information science.
Categories: Science

Solipsism Physical Things and Personal Perceptual Space

Solipsism  Physical Things and Personal Perceptual Space

compliance with solipsist viewpoint (in the physics of our time) does not
contradict with the use of the concept of “space”. Each and every feature that a
thing may have can be interpreted by means of space representations. In fact, as
was noted ...

Author: Safak Ural

Publisher: Vernon Press

ISBN: 9781622735624

Category: Philosophy

Page: 348

View: 646

Solipsism indicates an epistemological position that denies the existence of ‘others’ by asserting that the ‘self’ is the only thing that can be known to exist. For sophist philosophers, the belief that “we can not know anything, and even if we do so, we cannot communicate it” is central to this theory. However, until now there has been little academic scholarship that has tried to provide answers to the pressing issues raised by solipsism. In Solipsist Ontology: Physical Things and Personal Perceptual Space, Ural aims to redefine solipsism by analyzing and elaborating on traditional philosophical problems, such as empiricism and rationalism, as well as discussing problems of language, communication, and meaning. Ural reveals where solipsism has been previously ignored, pseudo-problems have arisen that disguise the sources of the problems with prejudices that concern the philosophical problems in question. Notably, many current, as well as traditional problems of ontology, epistemology, and language are bound up in discourses of solipsism. Ural argues that discarding solipsism as a philosophical discourse hinders new interpretations of traditional philosophical thought. This book offers a fresh perspective to solipsism by defining it in relation to concepts such as ‘physical things,’ ‘personal perceptual space’ and ‘identity.’ Importantly, Ural proposes that an understanding of ‘identity’ is not necessary in order to redefine solipsism. By building a logical system that fashions communication and solipsism as interrelated, it is possible to reject ‘identity’ as a useless concept and thus overcome the classic solipsist dilemma of “we are not able to communicate.” This original piece of research is an important and timely contribution to the field of philosophy that will be of great interest to teachers, researchers, and students.
Categories: Philosophy

The Twin Dimensions

The Twin Dimensions

This historical survey of scientific theories regarding time and space discusses the "discovery" of the existence of time and space, the degree of innate time/space knowledge, and cognitive organization of reality according to time/space ...

Author: Géza Szamosi

Publisher: New York ; Toronto : McGraw-Hill

ISBN: UOM:39015017211254

Category: Science

Page: 289

View: 574

This historical survey of scientific theories regarding time and space discusses the "discovery" of the existence of time and space, the degree of innate time/space knowledge, and cognitive organization of reality according to time/space theories
Categories: Science

Globalization and the Time space Reorganization

Globalization and the Time space Reorganization

The greater the acceleration of this time is, the greater the accumulation of capital
will be, all things being equal. In volume two of Capital in the section entitled ''
production time,'' Marx distinguishes between ''working time'' and ''production ...

Author: Alessandro Bonanno

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9780857243188

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

View: 507

Explores capital mobility under globalization by studying some of its salient consequences in agriculture and food in North and South America. This title probes the manner in which capital mobility alters the organization of the temporal and spatial dimensions that characterize the reproduction of capital.
Categories: Business & Economics