The Arguments of Time

Author(s): 
Butterfield, Jeremy
ISBN: 
0197263461
Date published: 
December 2005
Paperback
Price: 
£14.99

These nine essays address fundamental questions about time in philosophy, physics, linguistics, and psychology. Are there facts about the future? Could we affect the past? In physics, general relativity and quantum theory give contradictory treatments of time. So in the current search for a theory of quantum gravity, which should give way: general relativity or quantum theory? In linguistics and psychology, how does our language represent time, and how do our minds keep track of it?