On Thinking

Re-Thinking Time at the Interface of Physics and Philosophy

The Forgotten Present

Editors: von Müller, Albrecht, Filk, Thomas (Eds.)

  • With contributions by international experts in the different relevant disciplines
  • Discusses different concepts of time and conceptions of the present
  • Focuses on current concepts of "Time" and "Present" in physics and philosophy
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About this book

The current volume of the Parmenides Series “On Thinking” addresses our deepest and most personal experience of the world, the experience of “the present,” from a modern perspective combining physics and philosophy. Many prominent researchers have contributed articles to the volume, in which they present models and express their opinions on and, in some cases, also their skepticism about the subject and how it may be (or may not be) addressed, as well as which aspects they consider most relevant in this context.

While Einstein might have once hoped that “the present” would find its place in the theory of general relativity, in a later discussion with Carnap he expressed his disappointment that he was never able to achieve this goal. This collection of articles provides a unique overview of different modern approaches, representing not only a valuable summary for experts, but also a nearly inexhaustible source of profound and novel ideas for those who are simply interested in this question.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • The Forgotten Present

    Müller, Albrecht

    Pages 1-46

  • Autogenetic Network Theory

    Nikonov, A. (et al.)

    Pages 47-65

  • Relational Events and the Conflict Between Relativity and the Collapse

    Filk, Thomas

    Pages 67-91

  • Relativistic Interactions and the Structure of Time

    Lazarovici, Dustin

    Pages 93-107

  • Instants in Physics: Point Mechanics and General Relativity

    Giulini, Domenico

    Pages 109-123

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eBook $119.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-10446-1
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-10445-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
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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 17, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34813-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Re-Thinking Time at the Interface of Physics and Philosophy
Book Subtitle
The Forgotten Present
Editors
  • Albrecht von Müller
  • Thomas Filk
Series Title
On Thinking
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-10446-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-10446-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-10445-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34813-1
Series ISSN
1867-4208
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 274
Number of Illustrations and Tables
38 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
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