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Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Time and Space by Barry Dainton. Time and Space by Barry Dainton. These are just some of the fundamental questions addressed in Time and Space. Writing for a primary readership of advanced undergraduate and graduate philosophy students, Barry Dainton introduces the central ideas and arguments that make space and time such philosophically challenging topics.
Although recognising that many issues in the philosophy of time and space involve These are just some of the fundamental questions addressed in Time and Space. Although recognising that many issues in the philosophy of time and space involve technical features of physics, Dainton has been careful to keep the conceptual issues accessible to students with little scientific or mathematical training.
Surveying historical debates and ideas at the forefront of contemporary thinking, the book is unrivaled in its coverage. Topics include McTaggart's argument for the unreality of change; static, tensed, and dynamic time; time travel and causal arrows; space as void, motion, and curved spac; as well as a non-technical introduction to the special theory of relativity and the key features of general relativity, spacetime, and strings.
Dainton also addresses the relationship between the philosophy of time and broader human concerns involving actions, ethics, fatalism, and death. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages.
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Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Time and Space. Excellent Book. So clear and easy to understand you could give it to a bright and curious teenager and blow their mind. It starts with basics of time and space starts easy and holds your hand as it shows more and more mindbending implications of time, space, spacetime, and the continuum. I recommend this to anyone interested in the topic it is very accessible and is a free PDF on Scribd a real gem.
Apr 09, Ray Gardener rated it really liked it. A good, strong review of various ideas explaining reality. It's dense, even very dense in places, but then again, I don't have enough mathematical background to fully understand all of the points.
Still, I found a lot of things worth thinking about, and it's good to read something really challenging once in a while. Jan 06, Petr rated it it was amazing Shelves: hard-science , mathemathics-logics , philosophy , physics. It certainly is not an easy book to read, but the difficulty lies in the subject matter itself and not in a uselessly convoluted style.
Mr Dainton manages to present in a right balance various, often opposing, views on different topics from the philosophy of time and space, and when he offers his stance, he does so in a clear manner.
Worth reading for anyone even just slightly interested in the topic. Excellente introduction. Dhalsim rated it liked it Apr 19, Kaiser rated it really liked it Dec 23, Jason rated it really liked it Jul 24, Cesar S. Melissa MacAulay rated it really liked it Feb 18, Edith Zdunich rated it liked it Feb 16, Balthazar Wallace rated it it was amazing Jul 19, Huyen Vo rated it it was amazing Sep 13, Ian Spencer rated it it was amazing May 31, Fausto Roda rated it liked it Jun 25, Fedde rated it liked it Apr 25, Brian Schnebeck rated it really liked it Feb 05, Thanat Owlarn rated it liked it Mar 18, Nesim rated it it was amazing May 23, Zira rated it really liked it Jan 13, Edith Zdunich rated it liked it May 15, Samuel Addison rated it really liked it Oct 13, Billy Allistone rated it liked it Dec 18, John Parton rated it really liked it May 19, Dan rated it it was amazing Apr 29, Dan rated it really liked it Aug 29, Francesco D'Isa rated it liked it Oct 18, Michael A.
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