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Philosophies of space and time

Author: Howard K Congdon
Publisher: Dallas : University Press of America, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Howard K Congdon
ISBN: 0761827323 9780761827320
OCLC Number: 54093238
Description: xxii, 261 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Classical concepts of space and time. The concept of space in antiquity / Max Jammer --
Parmenides, Zeno, Melissus / James N. Jordan --
The atomists / James N. Jordan --
On nature / Gorgias --
The innate knowledge of geometrical truth / Plato --
Time / Aristotle --
Post Aristotelian analyses of space and time. Matter and space / Lucretius --
Time and eternity / Plotinus --
What then is time? / Augustine --
Space and time in the modern period. Space and extension / René Descartes --
Absolute space and time / Isaac Newton --
Relative space and time / Gottfried Leibniz --
Contemporary perspectives and issues. The relativity of time and space / Richard Taylor --
Flatland / Edwin A. Abbott --
Space and time / Richard Taylor --
Newton and the infinite static universe / Alan H. Guth --
Understanding the cosmos / Bertrand Russell --
The plane truth / Isaac Asimov --
Space shapes / Howard K. Congden --
Fatalism / Richard Taylor --
Must the future be what it is going to be? / R.D. Bradley.
Responsibility: edited by Howard K. Congdon.

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