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Time and its Importance in Modern Thought

1st Edition

By M. F. Cleugh


318 pages

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Originally published in 1937. This book is a classic work on the philosophy of time, looking at the pshychology, physics and logic of time before investigating the views of Kant, Bergson, Alexander, McTaggart and Dunne. The second half of the book contains more indepth consideration of prediction, the concepts of past and future, and reality.

Table of Contents

Introduction Part 1: Analysis 1. Psychology 2. Physics 3. Logic 4. Metaphysics – Kant 5. Metaphysics – Bergson 6. Metaphysics - Alexander 7. Metaphysics - Mctaggart 8. Metaphysics - Dunne Part 2: Synthesis 9. Prediction 10. Irreversibility 11. "Becoming" 12. Contingency 13. Reality

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Time

Reissuing five works originally published between 1937 and 1991, this collection contains books addressing the subject of time, from a mostly philosophic point of view but also of interest to those in the science and mathematics worlds. These texts are brought back into print in this small set of works addressing how we think about time, the history of the philosophy of time, the measurement of time, theories of relativity and discussions of the wider thinking about time and space, among other aspects. One volume is a thorough bibliography collating references on the subject of time across many disciplines.

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