Chapter

The View from Nowhen

Huw Price

in Time's Arrow & Archimedes' Point

Published in print October 1997 | ISBN: 9780195117981
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199853045 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195117981.003.0001
The View from Nowhen

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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 perspective to all these questions, but the book leans towards the philosophical world. It seeks to find answers and settle confusion and curiosity. This chapter relies upon Archimedes view, one that is a view from nowhere, straddling a temporal perspective. The book hopes that it will be of use to both scientist and philosopher alike, and that it will create a new form that is more clear and comprehensive.

Keywords: time; temporal perspective; philosophy; Archimedes; philosophical perspective

Chapter.  9007 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Science

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