The Becoming of Time: Integrating Physical and Religious Time

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Duke University Press, 1995 - 281 páginas
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Integrating concepts of time derived from the physical sciences and world religions, The Becoming of Time examines various questions about time, including its origin, its relation to space and motion, its irreversible nature, the notion of timelessness, and the reality of the future. Lawrence W. Fagg contends that the use of spatial metaphors to describe time obscures its true character. He offers an alternative, non-spatial description of time by developing the concept of time as becoming.

"This lucid and wide-ranging study sets out to reconcile the objective and subjective perspectives in the investigation of the phenomenon of time. [Lawrence W. Fagg] . . . explores the wondrous subtleties of time that modern physics continues to reveal, but complements them with the rich insights of the spiritual perspectives on time that the world's major religions have to offer."--Helga Nowotny, Former President, International Society for the Study of Time

"Lawrence W. Fagg has made a fundamental contribution to our reflection upon time. His work immediately takes its place as a basic text for students and researchers, from college to seminary and university levels."--Philip Hefner, Director, Zygon Center for Religion and Science

 

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Índice

A Twofold Mystery?
3
Philosophers Thinking about Time
15
Time in Our Cosmic Cocoon
27
Time and the Quantum
43
Timing and Sensing Our Cocoon through Electro
63
Spiritual Perceptions of Our Cocoons
75
The Nature of Time
93
Time and Motion
115
Increment of Time and Space
161
Timelessness
181
rtilv What Will Time Tell?
191
A Time to Die
213
How Real the Future?
227
Time
235
What is Time?
249
Bibliography
255

Irreversible Gauges of Time
127
The Spatialization
149

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Sobre el autor (1995)

Lawrence W. Fagg is Research Professor in Nuclear Physics at the Catholic University of America. He is the author of Electromagnetism and the Sacred: At the Frontier of Spirit and Matter and Two Faces of Time.

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