Time, the Familiar Stranger

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Univ of Massachusetts Press, 1987 - 389 pagine
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No part of existence is more intimately familiar, yet more elusive and mysterious, than time. This wide-ranging, learned, and accessible book surveys the enormous variety of our understandings of time, both in the everyday world and in the specialized realms of the sciences and humanities. From the majestic visions of time and the timeless in major religions, derived from ordinary activity, J.T.Fraser offers the general reader a history of the idea and experience of time.
 

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Fraser's engaging book presents a discussion of clocks, calendars used throughout history, and time in various cultures. The unifying theme is the difference between pyschological time and time in ... Leggi recensione completa

Indice

I
5
IV
6
V
13
VI
21
VII
43
VIII
60
IX
73
X
93
XIX
240
XX
254
XXI
272
XXII
280
XXIII
288
XXIV
289
XXV
308
XXVI
340

XI
104
XII
110
XIII
128
XIV
134
XV
144
XVI
186
XVII
220
XVIII
221
XXVII
353
XXVIII
359
XXIX
363
XXX
365
XXXI
367
XXXII
377
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Pagina 12 - Religious suffering is at the same time an expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the sentiment of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
Pagina 38 - Doubt thou the stars are fire ; Doubt that the sun doth move ; Doubt truth to be a liar ; But never doubt I love.

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Fraser, an independent scholar and founder of the International Society for the Study of Time.

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