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By H. James Birx

ISBN-10: 1412941644

ISBN-13: 9781412941648

"With a robust interdisciplinary method of a subject matter that doesn't lend itself simply to the reference structure, this paintings won't appear to help without delay educational courses past basic study, however it is a extra thorough and updated remedy than Taylor and Francis's 1994 Encyclopedia of Time. hugely recommended."
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Surveying the most important evidence, ideas, theories, and speculations that infuse our current comprehension of time, the Encyclopedia of Time: technological know-how, Philosophy, Theology, & Culture explores the contributions of scientists, philosophers, theologians, and inventive artists from precedent days to the current. through drawing jointly into one assortment principles from students worldwide and in quite a lot of disciplines, this Encyclopedia will supply readers with a better realizing of and appreciation for the elusive phenomenon skilled as time.


  • Surveys historic thought of time, together with these principles that emerged in historical Greece, early Christianity, the Italian Renaissance, the Age of Enlightenment, and different periods
  • Covers the unique and lasting insights of evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin, physicist Albert Einstein, thinker Alfred North Whitehead, and theologian Pierre Teilhard de Chardin 
  • Discusses the importance of time within the writings of Isaac Asimov, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Fyodor M. Dostoevsky, Francesco Petrarch, H. G. Wells, and various different authors
  • Contains the contributions of naturalists and religionists, together with astronomers, cosmologists, physicists, chemists, geologists, paleontologists, anthropologists, psychologists, philosophers, and theologians
  • Includes artists' portrayals of the fluidity of time, together with painter Salvador Dali's The endurance of Memory and The Discovery of the USA by means of Christopher Columbus, and writers Gustave Flaubert's The Temptation of Saint Anthony and Henryk Sienkiewicz's Quo Vadis
  • Provides a really interdisciplinary method, with discussions of Aztec, Buddhist, Christian, Egyptian, Ethiopian, Hindu, Islamic, Navajo, and lots of different cultures' conceptions of time

Key Themes

  • Biography
  • Biology/Evolution
  • Culture/History
  • Geology/Paleontology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics/Chemistry
  • Psychology/Literature
  • Religion/Theology
  • Theories/Concepts

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