David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Yale University Press (2007)
This ambitious book explores the relationship between time and history and shows how an appreciation of long-term time helps to make sense of the past. The book is devoted to a wide-ranging analysis of the way different societies have conceived and interpreted time, and it develops a theory of the threefold roles of continuity, gradual change, and revolution which together form a "braided" history. Linking the interpretative chapters are intriguing brief expositions on time travel, time cycles, time lines, and time pieces, showing the different ways in which human history has been located in time. In its global approach the book is part of the new shift toward “big history,” in which traditional period divisions are challenged in favor of looking at the entire past of the world from start to end. The approach is thematic. The result is a view of world history in which outcomes are shown to be explicable, once they happen, but not necessarily predictable before they do. This book will inform the work of historians of all periods and at all levels, and contributes to the current reconsideration of traditional period divisions (such as Modernity and Postmodernity), which the author finds outmoded
|Keywords||Time History Philosophy|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$5.96 used (91% off) $9.93 new (85% off) $65.00 direct from Amazon Amazon page|
|Call number||BD638.C67 2007|
|ISBN(s)||030011558X 9780300115581 030013794X 9780300137941|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Géza Kállay (2011). At T-Time, the Inchoative Nick of Time, and “Statements About the Past”: Time and History in the Analytic Philosophy of Language. Journal of the Philosophy of History 5 (3):322-351.
George Kubler (1962). The Shape of Time. New Haven, Yale University Press.
Wolter Hartog (2010). Nietzsche on Time and History (Review). Journal of Nietzsche Studies 39 (1):89-92.
Lynn Hunt (2008). Measuring Time, Making History. Central European University Press.
D. H. Mellor (1998). Real Time Ii. Routledge.
George Kubler (2008). The Shape of Time: Remarks on the History of Things. Yale University Press.
Philip Turetzky (1998). Time. Routledge.
Hannah Spahn (2011). Thomas Jefferson, Time, and History. University of Virginia Press.
Katherine Clarke (2008). Making Time for the Past: Local History and the Polis. Oxford University Press.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads5 ( #415,032 of 1,777,882 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #206,198 of 1,777,882 )
How can I increase my downloads?