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The order of time

Author: Carlo Rovelli; Erica Segre; Simon Carnell
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
Why do we remember the past and not the future? What does it mean for time to "flow"? Do we exist in time or does time exist in us? In lyric, accessible prose, Carlo Rovelli invites us to consider questions about the nature of time that continue to puzzle physicists and philosophers alike.--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carlo Rovelli; Erica Segre; Simon Carnell
ISBN: 9780735216105 073521610X
OCLC Number: 1038440569
Notes: Originally published in Italian: L'ordine del tempo (Milan : Adelphi Edizioni, 2017).
Description: 256 pages
Contents: Preface : perhaps time is the greatest remaining mystery --
The crumbling of time --
Loss of unity --
Loss of direction --
The end of the present --
Loss of independence --
Quanta of time --
The world without time --
The world is made of events, not things --
The inadequacy of grammar --
Dynamics as relation --
The sources of time --
Time is ignorance --
Perspective --
What emerges from a particularity --
The scent of the madeleine --
The source of time.
Responsibility: Carlo Rovelli ; translated by Erica Segre and Simon Carnell.

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Why do we remember the past and not the future? What does it mean for time to "flow"? Do we exist in time or does time exist in us? In lyric, accessible prose, Carlo Rovelli invites us to consider questions about the nature of time that continue to puzzle physicists and philosophers alike.--

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