The Arguments of Time

The Arguments of Time

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These nine essays, commissioned on the initiative of the Philosophy section of the British Academy, address fundamental questions about time in philosophy, physics, linguistics, and psychology. Are there facts about the future? Could we affect the past? In physics, general relativity and quantum theory give contradictory treatments of time. So in the current search for a theory of quantum gravity, which should give way: general relativity or quantum theory? In linguistics and psychology, how does our language represent time, and how do our minds keep track of it?K., 77-78 Godfrey Smith, W., l4n Goodman, N., 3l gravity and problem of frozen time, l 78 quantum theory of, see ... J. J., l90, l9l Hamiltonian constraint, 93, l70, l77 Hartle, J., l7n, l88, l9l-l93 see also no-boundary proposal Hartle-Hawkinganbsp;...

Title:The Arguments of Time
Author: Jeremy Butterfield, British Academy
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2006-03-09

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