The New Aspects of Time

The New Aspects of Time : Its Continuity and Novelties

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At last his students and colleagues, his friends and his friendly critics, his fellow-scientist and fellow-philosophers, have the works of Milic Capek before them in one volume, aside from his books of course. Now the development of his interests and his thoughts, always led centrally by his concern to understand 'the philosophical impact of contemporary physics', becomes clear. In the nearly 90 essays and papers, and in his book on the philosophical impact as well as his classical restatement of process philosophy in his Bergson and Modern Physics, Professor Capek establishes one of the fundamental alternatives to the comprehension of human experience, and thereby of the world. Capek is certainly to be seen with respect and admiration, for he has dealt with the deepest and toughest of scientific as well as metaphysical problems: his major efforts in the philosophy of mind focussed upon the time of experience, and in the philosophy of physics focussed upon continuity, causality and again the temporal, now in the world-picture.
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  • Hardback | 353 pages
  • 157.5 x 236.2 x 25.4mm | 680.4g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1991 ed.
  • XX, 353 p.
  • 0792309111
  • 9780792309116

Table of contents

I. The Problems of Time in Psychology.- 1. Stream of Consciousness and duree reelle.- 2. The Elusive Nature of the Past.- 3. The Fiction of Instants.- 4. Two Types of Continuity.- 5. Process and Personality in Bergson's Thought.- 6. Russell's Hidden Bergsonism.- II. Matter, Causation, and Time.- 7. The Development of Reichenbach's Epistemology.- 8. The Significance of Piaget's Researches on the Psychogenesis of Atomism.- 9. Toward a Widening of the Notion of Causality.- 10. Simple Location and Fragmentation of Reality.- 11. Particles or Events?.- III. The Status of Time in the Relativistic Physics.- 12. The End of the Laplacian Illusion.- 13. Eternal Recurrence - Once More.- 14. Note About Whitehead's Definition of Co-Presence.- 15. Bergson and Louis De Broglie.- 16. What is Living and What is Dead in the Bergsonian Critique of Relativity.- 17. Time-Space Rather than Space-Time.- IV. Bibliography of Mili??apek.
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