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      Robin Le Poidevin

Travels in Four Dimensions

The Enigmas of Space and Time

«This book is a fine introduction to many of the classical puzzles and paradoxes of space, time and the continuum ... Anyone new to these topics will find much to savour and ponder ... The writing is clear ... the pace is brisk.»

Barry Dainton, Times Literary Supplement
Space and time are the most fundamental features of our experience of the world, and yet they are also the most perplexing. Does time really flow, or is that simply an illusion? Did time have a beginning? What does it mean to say that time has a direction? This book provides an introduction to such deep questions, and other puzzles and paradoxes. Les mer
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Space and time are the most fundamental features of our experience of the world, and yet they are also the most perplexing. Does time really flow, or is that simply an illusion? Did time have a beginning? What does it mean to say that time has a direction? This book provides an introduction to such deep questions, and other puzzles and paradoxes.
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Forlag: Clarendon Press
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Språk: Engelsk
ISBN: 9780198752547
Format: 21 x 14 cm
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«This book is a fine introduction to many of the classical puzzles and paradoxes of space, time and the continuum ... Anyone new to these topics will find much to savour and ponder ... The writing is clear ... the pace is brisk.»

Barry Dainton, Times Literary Supplement

«a lucid philosophical primer on space and time . . .unquestionably mind-expanding stuff»

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Preface ; 1. The Measure of All Things ; 2. Change ; 3. A Box with No Sides? ; 4. Curves and Dimensions ; 5. The Beginning and End of Time ; 6. The Edge of Space ; 7. Infinity and Paradox ; 8. Does Time Pass? ; 9. The Cinematic Universe ; 10. Interfering with History ; 11. Other Times and Spaces ; 12. The Arrows of Time ; Concluding Thoughts ; Mr Dunne's Dream and Other Problems ; Further Reading ; Bibliography ; Index
Robin Le Poidevin is Professor of Metaphysics at the University of Leeds.