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Space, time, and the limits of human understanding

Author: Shyam Wuppuluri; G C Ghirardi; John J Stachel; Noam Chomsky
Publisher: [Cham, Switzerland] : Springer, 2017. ©2017
Series: Frontiers collection.
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"In this compendium of essays, some of the world's leading thinkers discuss their conceptions of space and time, as viewed through the lens of their own discipline. With an epilogue on the limits of human understanding, this volume hosts contributions from six or more diverse fields. It presumes only rudimentary background knowledge on the part of the reader. Time and again, through the prism of intellect, humans  Read more...
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Space, time, and the limits of human understanding.
Cham, Switzerland : Springer Nature, [2017]
(OCoLC)967393171
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shyam Wuppuluri; G C Ghirardi; John J Stachel; Noam Chomsky
ISBN: 9783319444178 3319444174
OCLC Number: 953709245
Notes: Foreword by John Stachel; afterword by Noam Chomsky.
Description: xxiii, 530 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Space as a source and as an object of knowledge : the transformation of the concept of space in the post-Kantian philosphy of geometry / Francesca Biagioli --
Time in physics and time in awareness / E.C.G. Sudarshan --
Time and space in ancient India : pre-philosophical period / Nataliya Yanchevskaya --
Śrīharṣa on the indefinability of time / Jonathan Duquette and Krishnamurti Ramasubramanian --
From time to time / Nathan Salmon --
Why spacetime has a life of its own / James Robert Brown --
The phenomenology of space and time : Husserl, Sartre, Derrida / Hans Herlof Grelland --
Space, time, and (how they) matter / Valia Allori --
Relativity theory may not have the last word on the nature of time : quantum theory and probabilism / Nicholas Maxwell --
Nature's book keeping system / Gerard 't Hooft --
Spacetime and reality : facing the ultimate judge / Vesselin Petkov --
The future's not ours to see / Anthony Sudbery --
Hermann Weyl's space-time geometry and its impact on theories of fundamental interactions / Norbert Straumann --
Matter, space, time, and motion : a unified gravitational perspective / C.S. Unnikrishnan --
An anomaly in space and time and the origin of dynamics / Joan A. Vaccaro --
Space, time, and adynamical explanation in the relational blockworld / W.M. Stuckey, Michael Silberstein, Timothy McDevitt --
Spacetime is doomed / George Musser --
Geometry and physical space / Mary Leng --
The geometry of manifolds and the perception of space / Raymond O. Wells Jr. --
Paradox? the mathematics of space-time and the limits of human understanding / Paul Ernest --
"Now" has an infinitesimal positive duration / Reuben Hersh --
What's wrong with the Platonic ideal of space and time? / Lorenzo Sadun --
The fundamental problem of dynamics / Julian Barbour --
General relativity, time, and determinism / James Isenberg --
Topos theoretic approach to space and time / Goro C. Kato --
Syntactic space / Rajesh Kasturirangan --
Time measurement in living systems : human understanding and health implications / Lakshman Abhilash and Vijay Kumar Sharma --
The cellular space : the space of life / Pier Luigi Luisi --
The consciousness of space, the space of consciousness / Mauro Bergonzi and Pier Luigi Luisi --
Time and suffering : false metaphors, (de- )synchronous times, and internal dynamics / Norman Sieroka --
Evolutionary time and the creation of the space of life / Randall E. Auxier --
A computational mathematics view of space, time and complexity / David H. Bailey and Jonathan M. Borwein --
'Photographing the footsteps of time' : space and time in Charles Babbage's calculating engines / Doron Swade --
The black hole in mathematics / Alexander Keewatin Dewdney --
Gödel incompleteness and the empirical sciences / N.C.A. Costa --
Gödel's ontological dreams / Gary Mar --
The novel and the map : spatiotemporal form and discourse in literary cartography / Robert T. Tally, Jr. --
Time, space, and the human geographies of opportunity / Donald G. Janelle --
Losing time and space : experiencing immersion / Diana J. Reichenbach --
Science, mind, and limits of understanding / Noam Chomsky.
Series Title: Frontiers collection.
Responsibility: Shyam Wuppuluri, Giancarlo Ghirardi, editors.

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