The Invention Of Time And Space by Patrice F. Dassonville

Full Title: The Invention Of Time And Space: Origins, Definitions, Nature, Properties
Author/Editor(s): Patrice F Dassonville
ISBN: 3319460404, 9783319460406
Publisher: Springer
Published/Copyright Year: 2017
Language: English
Physical Description: online resource included,
Number of pages: 176 (XVII, 176 pages 46 Illustrationsus., 3 Illustrationsus. in color)
Categories:
Physics
History, Ancient
Ontology
Philosophy And Science
Anthropology
History And Philosophical Foundations Of Physics
Philosophy Of Science
Ancient History


Content:
Introduction
The Main Issues
The Failure of Dialectics
Reality, Concepts, and Models
Origins of Time and Space
Definitions and Nature of Time
Definitions and Nature of Space
Mathematical Properties of Time and Space
Historical Overview of Time and Space
First Consequences of Non-Existence
Conclusion
Specific Glossary.
This investigation of time and space is motivated by gaps in our current understanding: by the lack of definitions, by our failure to appreciate the nature of these entities, by our inability to pin down their properties. The author's approach is based on two key ideas: The first idea is to seek the geo-historical origins of time and space concepts. A thorough investigation of a diversified archaeological corpus, allows him to draft coherent definitions; it furthermore gives clues as to whether time and space were discovered or invented. The second idea is to define the units before trying to define space and time. The results presented here are unexpected: Time and space were not discovered in nature, but they were invented; time is not a phenomenon and space has no materiality; they are only concepts. This runs contrary to the opinion of most scientific and the philosophical authorities, although one would seek in vain for a theoretical validation of the conventional position. This book will provide much food for thought for philosophers and scientists, as well as interested general readers.

Electronic Resources:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-46040-6

ISBNPlus ID: SPR.VC1.68499-11-6656702
Form: Nonfiction
LC Call No: QC6.9
Dewey Decimal: 530.01
Released Date: 20160930

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APA Style:
Dassonville, P.F. (2017). The Invention Of Time And Space: Origins, Definitions, Nature, Properties. : Springer.

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Dassonville, Patrice F. The Invention Of Time And Space: Origins, Definitions, Nature, Properties. : Springer, 2017. Print.

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Dassonville, Patrice F. The Invention Of Time And Space: Origins, Definitions, Nature, Properties. : Springer, 2017.