[religion Books] PDF A Treatise on Time and Space BY J R Lucas

SUMMARY A Treatise on Time and Space

G time as the dimension of change the author obtains a transcendental derivation of the concept of space and shows why there has to be only one dimension of time and three of space and why Kant was not altogether misguided in believing the space of our ordinary experience to be EuclideanThe concept of space time is then discussed including Lorentz transformations and in an examination of the applications of tense logic the author discusse.

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A Treatise on Time and Space

S the traditional difficulties encountered in arguments for fatalism In the final sections he discusses eternity and the beginning and end of the universeThe book includes sections on the continuity of space and time on the directedness of time on the differences between classical mechanics and the Special and General theories of relativity on the measurement of time on the apparent slowing down of moving clocks and on time and probabilit.


Originally published in 1976 This comprehensive study discusses in detail the philosophical mathematical physical logical and theological aspects of our understanding of time and space The text examines first the many different definitions of time that have been offered beginning with some of the puzzles arising from our awareness of the passage of time and shows how time can be understood as the concomitant of consciousness In considerin.