Direction of Time

Editors: Albeverio, Sergio, Blanchard, Philippe (Eds.)

  • 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
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About this book

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'.

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Is Time Real?

    Cini, Marcello

    Pages 1-14

  • A Simple Model for Decoherence

    Teta, Alessandro

    Pages 15-19

  • On the Different Aspects of Time in the Fundamental Theories of Physics

    Görnitz, Thomas

    Pages 21-29

  • Quantum Events and Irreversibility

    Haag, Rudolf

    Pages 31-34

  • Physics and Our Intuitive Outlook on Time

    Malsburg, Christoph

    Pages 35-48

Buy this book

eBook $34.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-02798-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $44.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-02797-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $44.99
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 4, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-38024-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Direction of Time
Editors
  • Sergio Albeverio
  • Philippe Blanchard
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-02798-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-02798-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-02797-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38024-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 294
Number of Illustrations and Tables
24 b/w illustrations
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