Time, the Familiar Stranger

University of Massachusetts Press, 1987 - 389 sidor
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 ... Läs hela recensionen

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