Time’s Arrow and Archimedes’ Point: New Directions for the Physics of Time

Oup Usa (1996)
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Abstract

Why is the future so different from the past? Why does the past affect the future and not the other way round? The universe began with the Big Bang - will it end with a `Big Crunch'? Now in paperback, this book presents an innovative and controversial view of time and contemporary physics. Price urges physicists, philosophers, and anyone who has ever pondered the paradoxes of time to look at the world from a fresh perspective, and throws fascinating new light on some of the great mysteries of the universe.

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The View from Nowhen

Time is a matter that man has tried to quantify for centuries, trying to understand whether it is an object, an idea, or simply, a fact. The book is hard evidence of these inquiries, and shows how deeply intertwined the past and the future is. There is a scientific and philosophical perspe... see more

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The book presents two significant views: one that is grounded on the realistic and objective views of present time, the other focused on views that border on our perceptions and intuitions. It tries to present the different theories and insights on time and contemporary physics, and attemp... see more

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