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Series: Darwin College Lectures Volume: 14

Edited By: Katinka Ridderbos

180 pages, 46 figs

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | May 2002 | #137266 | ISBN: 0521782937
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About this book

Eight eminent researchers explore how investigations in their respective fields impinge on questions about the nature of time. These fields range from the arts and humanities to the natural sciences, mirroring the truly interdisciplinary nature of the subject.
'It's becoming a bit of a cliche these days to celebrate any attempt at bridge-building between the humanities and science, but this book shows how to do it elegantly and well.' New Scientist

'It's becoming a bit of a cliche these days to celebrate any attempt at bridge-building between the humanities and science, but this book shows how to do it elegantly and well.' New Scientist


Contents

Introduction Katinka Ridderbos; 1. Time and modern physics Christopher J. Isham and Konstantina Savvidou; 2. Cyclic and linear time in early India Romila Thapar; 3. Time travel D. H. Mellor; 4. The genetics of time Charalambos P. Kyriacou; 5. The timing of action Alan Wing; 6. Talking about time David Crystal; 7. Storytime and its futures Gillian Beer; 8. Time and religion J. R. Lucas.


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Biography

Katinka Ridderbos is a Research Fellow at Darwin College, Cambridge. Her main research interests are the conceptual foundations of statistical mechanics and the problem of the direction of time.

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