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The Study of Time III


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I. Prolegomena.- Metaphysical Presuppositions and the Study of Time.- Levels of Language in Discourse about Time.- II. Physics.- The Third Storm of the Twentieth Century: The Einstein Paradox.- Space-Time Singularities in Cosmology and Black Hole Evaporation.- Beneath Time: Explorations in Quantum Topology.- Thermodynamics, Cosmology, and the Physical Constants.- On Two Fundamental Laws of Nature and the Role of Time in Time-Space Manifold.- The Theory of Space-like Time.- III. Living Clocks.- Biological Clocks and Their Synchronizers.- The Living Clocks of Marine Organisms.- The Measurement of Biological and Social Changes.- IV. Subjective Time.- Time, Memory, and Affect: Experimental Studies of the Subjective Past.- Future Time Perspective and Ego Strength.- V. Past, Present, and Future.- The Objectivity, or Otherwise, of the Present.- Ideas of Beginnings and Endings in Cosmology.- The Past and the Future.- The Boundaries of the Notion of Time.- VI. Society.- Temporal Inventories and Time Structuring in Large Organizations.- The Individual and Society.- City Rhythms.- The Study of Time in Poland, Czechoslovakia, and the Soviet Union.- VII. Literature and the Arts.- Fiction: The Language of Time - Thomas Mann and James Joyce.- The Eternal Moment: D. H. Lawrence's The Rainbow and Women in Love.- The Changing Iconography of Father Time.- Time in the Musical Consciousness of Old High Civilizations - East and West.- Poiesis: Time and Artistic Discourse.- VIII. Christianity Hinduism, Mithraism.- Time, Space, and Freewill: The Leibniz-Clarke Correspondence.- The Concept of Time in the Mithraic Mysteries.- Time and Sacrifice - The Sacrifice of Time and the Ritual of Modernity.

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