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Absolute time : rifts in early modern british metaphysics

Author: Emily Thomas
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018.
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What is time? This is one of the most fundamental questions we can ask. Emily Thomas explores how a new theory of time emerged in the seventeenth century. The 'absolute' theory of time held that it  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Absolute time : rifts in early modern british metaphysics / Emily Thomas
[Oxford] : Oxford University Press, 2018. (@Oxford Scholarship Online)
978-0-19-184572-7
(ABES)227459431
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emily Thomas
ISBN: 9780198807933 0198807937
OCLC Number: 1104293700
Description: 1 vol. (256 p.) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction1: Scene Setting: Time, Philosophy, and Seventeenth Century Britain2: Henry More and the Development of Absolute Time3: A Continental Interlude: Time in van Helmont, Gassendi, and Charleton4: Space and Time in Isaac Barrow: A Modal Relationist Metaphysic5: Early British Reactions to Absolutism: 1664 to 16876: Newton's De Gravitatione on God and his Emanative Effects7: Locke's Steadfast Time and Space Relationism8: Later British Reactions to Absolutism: 1690-17049: Samuel Clarke's Evolving Morean Absolutism10: Last Battles over Absolutism: 1704 OnwardsConclusion
Responsibility: Emily Thomas.

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