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Philosophies of Space and Time - Howard K. Congdon

Philosophies of Space and Time

By: Howard K. Congdon (Editor)

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Published: 22nd October 2003
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In Philosophies of Space and Time, Howard Congdon presents a collection of readings from antiquity to the present, showing how philosophers have thought about and understood the concepts of space and time. This examination shows how human thinking has evolved in attempting to answer the questions embedded in the concepts of space and time.

Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. xi
Classical Concepts of Space and Time
The Concept of Space in Antiquityp. 3
Parmenides, Zeno, Melissusp. 20
The Atomistsp. 33
On Naturep. 40
The Innate Knowledge of Geometrical Truthp. 45
Timep. 53
Post Aristotelian Analyses of Space and Time
Matter and Spacep. 69
Time and Eternityp. 83
What Then is Time?p. 96
Space and Time in the Modern Period
Space and Extensionp. 113
Absolute Space and Timep. 121
Relative Space and Timep. 129
Contemporary Perspectives and Issues
The Relativity of Time and Spacep. 141
Flatlandp. 146
Space and Timep. 179
Newton and the Infinite Static Universep. 190
Understanding the Cosmosp. 196
The Plane Truthp. 207
Space Shapesp. 219
Fatalismp. 229
Must the Future Be What it is Going to Be?p. 240
Indexp. 259
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ISBN: 9780761827320
ISBN-10: 0761827323
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 22nd October 2003
Publisher: University Press of America
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.37