The Study of Time: Proceedings of the First Conference of the International Society for the Study of Time Oberwolfach (Black Forest) -- West Germany

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  • ISBN-13: 9783642653896
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 7/31/2012
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1972
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 568
  • Product dimensions: 6.69 (w) x 9.61 (h) x 1.15 (d)

Table of Contents

Presidential Address: Reflections on the History of the Concept of Time.- I. Time and the Physical Sciences.- The Time Coordinate in Einstein’s Restricted Theory of Relativity.- General Relativity and Time in the Solar System.- Zeit als physikalischer Begriff.- Time in Particle Physics.- Time in Statistical Physics and Special Relativity.- The Myth of the Passage of Time.- Time Asymmetry, Time Reversal, and Irreversibility.- No Paradox in the Theory of Time Anisotropy.- Pierre Curie’s Principle of One-Way Process.- In Defence of the Direction of Time.- Creative Time.- II. Time in the Life Sciences.- Temporal Order as the Origin of Spatial Order in Embryos.- Time in the Evolutionary Process.- The Measurement of Perceptual Durations.- Oscillations as Possible Basis for Time Perception.- Processing of Temporal Information and the Cognitive Theory of Time Experience.- The Psychophysical Structure of Temporal Information.- The Dimensions of the Sensible Present.- Time, Time Stance, and Existence.- Personality and the Psychology of Time.- III. Time, Philosophy and the Logic of Time Concept.- The Notion of the Present.- Instants and Intervals.- The Fiction of Instants.- On the Reality of Becoming.- Whitehead and the Philosophy of Time.- IV. Time and Culture.- The Deification of Time.- The Darwinian Revolution in the Concept of Time.- Temporal Attitudes in Four Negro Subcultures.- On Hegel — A Study in Sorcery.- Time and the Modern Self: Descartes, Rousseau, Beckett.- Time and the Modern Self: A Change in Dramatic Form.- The Study of Time..- V. Special Session on Flight Dysrhythmia.- The Psychological Effects of Rapid Shifts in Temporal Referents.- Evaluation of Circadian Dyschronism during Transmeridian Flights.- Some Factors in the Production of Dysrhythmia and Disorientation Associated with Rapid Latitudinal Transfer.- Discussion Notes on the Lecture by Dr. Gooddy.

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