Of Time, Passion, and Knowledge

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Princeton University Press, Mar 9, 2021 - Science - 552 pages

"Only a wayfarer born under unruly stars would attempt to put into practice in our epoch of proliferating knowledge the Heraclitean dictum that `men who love wisdom must be inquirers into very many things indeed.'" Thus begins this remarkable interdisciplinary study of time by a master of the subject. And while developing a theory of "time as conflict," J. T. Fraser does offer "many things indeed"--an enormous range of ideas about matter, life, death, evolution, and value.

 

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Contents

ASCENTBY WAY OF INTRODUCTION
3
PART
9
Oriental Concepts of Time
39
Predictable Futures
47
Events and Processes
69
Three Modules of the Shortterm Present
76
PART
95
The Living Symmetries of Physics
137
The Mind as Strategy
257
OUT OF THE DEPTHS
283
Some Implications of the Deep Structure of Time
313
PART FOUR
319
RELIGION POLITICS AND THE GOOD
361
The Good Emergence and War
387
ARTS LETTERS AND THE BEAUTIFUL
398
The Freedom of the Beautiful
432

How to Deal with Conflicts
152
Estimates of Death
169
LIFE
178
The Mind of the Matter
233
ABBREVIATIONS FOR WORKS FREQUENTLY QUOTED
447
AUTHOR INDEX
509
SUBJECT INDEX
517
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