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The Discovery of Time - Stephen E. Toulmin

Paperback Published: 1st January 1965
ISBN: 9780226808420
Number Of Pages: 280

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"A discussion of the historical development of our ideas of time as they relate to nature, human nature and society. . . . The excellence of "The Discovery of Time" is unquestionable."--Martin Lebowitz, "The Kenyon Review"

Authors' Foreword
Introduction: The Problem of Historical Inference
Memories and Myths Chronicles and Genealogies Myths and Legends
Science without History Historical Cosmology in Miletos
The Divorce of History from Philosophy Plato's Creator-Craftsman Aristotle's Eternal Universe Stoics and Epicureans
The Limits of the Classical World-Picture
The Beginnings of Natural History
The Authority of the Scriptures Christianity and History Fundamentalism and Allegory
The New Chronology
The Mediaeval World-Allegory
The Dream of the Millennium
The Revival of Natural Philosophy
The Fall of the World Descartes' Mathematical Philosophy
The Theological Consequences of Cartesianism
The Blueprints of Creation
The Great Chain of Being
The Eighteenth-Century Commonplaces
The Revival of Civil History
The Birth of Historical Criticism Decay or Progress?
The Customs of the Ages Human Nature and Social Change
The Myth of the Social Contract Intimations of Progress
Time's Creative Hand Vico: the Mendel of History Kant and Cosmic Evolution Herder and the Development of Nature
The Earth Acquires a History
The Epochs of Nature
The Fact of Geological Change
The Agents of Geological Change
The Perspective of Indefinite Time
The Historical Time-Barrier is Broken
The Background to Darwin Are There Fixed Species in Nature?
The Temporal Sequence of Forms
The Problem of Inheritance
The Final Impasse
Life Acquires a Genealogy Darwin Recognizes His Problem
The Creation of the 'Origin'
The Structure of the 'Origin'
The Scientific Objections Darwinism and Natural Theology
History and the Human Sciences
The Recognition of Progressive Change Critical History and its Implications
The Evolution of Humanity The Flux of Nature
Time and the Physical World
The Evolution of Stars and Chemical Elements Astronomy and the Problem of Creation Truth, Hypothesis or Myth?
Are the Laws of Nature Changing? Epilogue: Nature and History
The Evolution of Ideas
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ISBN: 9780226808420
ISBN-10: 0226808424
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 1st January 1965
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Type: New edition