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Philosophy - History of Science | Direction of Time

Direction of Time

Albeverio, Sergio, Blanchard, Philippe (Eds.)

2014, XXXII, 294 p. 24 illus.

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  • Provides a thorough introduction to the problem of time as a linear concept
  • Provides a broad cultural study on time, with philosophical, religious and scientific viewpoints
  • Contains a unique interdisciplinary approach
  • Will be of interest to humanity students, as well as social and natural science students

This edited book presents the problems of time and direction from an interdisciplinary point of view, concentrating in particular on the following relations:

• Time and physics
• Time, philosophy and psychology
• Time, mathematics and information theory

It is a unique contribution by philosophers and scientists who are active in mathematics, physics, biology, engineering, information theory and psychology. Questions such as the existence of a Big Bang, the neurobiological basis regarding the coexistence of free will and determinism, intercultural aspects of time, mathematical models of time, psychopathological features of time, and micro reversibility versus macroscopic irreversibility are studied. It also provides a truly interdisciplinary study of the problematic 'arrow of time'.

Content Level » Popular/general

Keywords » Anthropic Principle - Bohmian Mechanics - Causality - Causality and Mc Taggart’s A and B Series - Consciousness Arrow of Time - Consistent Histories - Cosmology - Decoherence - Direction of Time - Dissipative Systems - Entropy - Epistemic Uncertainties - Free Will and Determinism - Gödel’s Universe - Macroscopic Irreversibility - Mathematical Models of Time - Measuring Process in Quantum Mechanics - Microscopic Irreversibility - Morphogenesis - Psychopathology of Time - Quantum Symmetries - Special and General Relativity - Symmetry Breaking Phenomena - The Big Bang - Time Arrow - Time Reflection - Time and Information Theory - Time and Mathematics - Time and Philosophy - Time and Physics - Time and Psychology - Time and Space - Time and Thermodynamics - Time in Indian Culture - Time in Neuroscience - Time in Quantum Mechanics - Time- Reversal - Wigner Functions

Related subjects » Epistemology & Philosophy of Science - History & Philosophical Foundations of Physics - History of Science - Theoretical, Mathematical & Computational Physics

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