Time's Arrow and Archimedes' Point: New Directions for the Physics of Time New Ed Edition

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Editorial Reviews

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"The book is a tour de force. Price addresses some of the most difficult issues in physics and philosophy, and offers highly original solutions. Yet the book is written in a style which assumes no previous knowledge, and will be accessible to any reader who is prepared to think hard."--Times
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"Time's Arrow is...a highly original and important contribution to the philosophy and physics of time. It is path-breaking in many areas, since it covers topics rarely treated by philosophers and offers novel solutions to many problems."--British Journal for the Philosophy of Science


"Price is a philosopher with a real grasp of fundamental physics. He offers an original slant on some profound issues, where our understanding has advanced little since the time of St. Augustine."--The Times


"[Huw Price] has taken a subject understood by a few experts and thrown open the door to the masses....Enjoy it as a feast for the imagination."--The Sunday Times (London)


"Price's book is a useful addition to the literature on time, particularly as it reveals the influence of modern science on the way a philosopher thinks."--New Scientist


"Succeeds with great clarity....The author has done physicists a great service in laying out so clearly and critically the nature of the various time-asymmetry problems of physics."--Nature


About the Author


Huw Price is Reader in Philosophy at the University of Sydney, Australia. He is the author of Facts and the Function of Truth (1988) and a wide range of articles in leading journals such as The Journal of Philosophy, Mind, and Nature.


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Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ 0195117980
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Oxford University Press; New Ed edition (December 4, 1997)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 320 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9780195117981
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0195117981
  • Lexile measure ‏ : ‎ 1380L
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.04 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 9 x 0.5 x 6 inches
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