By H. James Birx
"With a robust interdisciplinary method of a topic that doesn't lend itself simply to the reference layout, this paintings would possibly not appear to aid without delay educational courses past common examine, however it is a extra thorough and updated therapy than Taylor and Francis's 1994 Encyclopedia of Time. hugely recommended."
—Library magazine STARRED Review
Surveying the main proof, strategies, theories, and speculations that infuse our current comprehension of time, the Encyclopedia of Time: technological know-how, Philosophy, Theology, & Culture explores the contributions of scientists, philosophers, theologians, and artistic artists from precedent days to the current. via drawing jointly into one assortment rules from students around the world and in quite a lot of disciplines, this Encyclopedia will offer readers with a better realizing of and appreciation for the elusive phenomenon skilled as time.
Surveys ancient thought of time, together with these principles that emerged in old Greece, early Christianity, the Italian Renaissance, the Age of Enlightenment, and different periods
Covers the unique and lasting insights of evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin, physicist Albert Einstein, thinker Alfred North Whitehead, and theologian Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Discusses the importance of time within the writings of Isaac Asimov, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Fyodor M. Dostoevsky, Francesco Petrarch, H. G. Wells, and various different authors
Contains the contributions of naturalists and religionists, together with astronomers, cosmologists, physicists, chemists, geologists, paleontologists, anthropologists, psychologists, philosophers, and theologians
Includes artists' portrayals of the fluidity of time, together with painter Salvador Dali's The patience of Memory and The Discovery of the United States by way of Christopher Columbus, and writers Gustave Flaubert's The Temptation of Saint Anthony and Henryk Sienkiewicz's Quo Vadis
Provides a very interdisciplinary strategy, with discussions of Aztec, Buddhist, Christian, Egyptian, Ethiopian, Hindu, Islamic, Navajo, and plenty of different cultures' conceptions of time
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