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  1. Travels in Four Dimensions: The Enigmas of Space and Time
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  2. Travels in Four Dimensions: The Enigmas of Space and Time

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Does time really flow, or is that simply an illusion? Did time have a beginning? What does it mean to say that time has a direction? Does space have boundaries, or is it infinite? Are our space and time unique, or could there be other, parallel worlds with their own space and time? Do space and time really exist, or are they simply the constructions of our minds?

Robin Le Poidevin provides a clear, witty, and stimulating introduction to these deep questions, and many other mind-boggling puzzles and paradoxes. He gives a vivid sense of the difficulties raised by our ordinary ideas about space and time, but he also gives us the basis to think about these problems independently, avoiding large amounts of jargon and technicality. No prior knowledge of philosophy is required to enjoy this book. The universe might seem very different after reading it.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Robin Le Poidevin
Binding
Paperback
EAN
9780198752554
Edition
1/18/05
ISBN
0198752555
Label
Oxford University Press
Manufacturer
Oxford University Press
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
303
PublicationDate
2005-02-17
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Studio
Oxford University Press
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

The Philosophy of Time and the Philosophy of Space are some of the most neglected branches of philosophy to date. Of course it is mainly the natural philosophy of Physics that mainly focuses on the implications and the concept of time and the relation to spatial ontology. This book is a great book for anyone who has the guts to engage with the possibilities, contradictions, and paradoxes of the natural phenomena of time and the relationship to space. We all talk about time, more so than space, and some of us even complain about how little time we have and the like. But do we truly know what time is and how it affects our statements, in terms of controlling tense in our language? This book helps understand the concepts of time and helps us use precise language in terms of talking about the past, present, and future along with space thrown in the mix.

Robin Le Poidevin does humanity a service for writing this book and summarizing the dialogues on time and it's relation to... Read more
The author is a professor of metaphysics so I suppose it should not have surprised me that this book is almost exclusively a survey of the philosophical conundrums time presents us with. As such it is entertaining and interesting.
However I really cannot fathom how anyone could possibly write a book about time in the 21st century and not mention Relativity theory even once. Because of this omission a lot of the book is hopelessly stuck in 19th century thinking (e.g. when asking the question of whether there is only one "now", which Relativity conclusively refutes, and when talking about whether time can flow at different rates, which we know to be the case for observers who move at different speeds). So, an interesting historical survey, but if you are looking to learn what we *know* about time today look elsewhere.
Travels in four dimensions is a fascinating look at time and space. The strong point of this book is the questions that it raises.No one really seems to be able to define space or time.We know just enough to know that we do not really know much about it at all.It is truly a paradox.The weak point of the book is in its use of classical logic to try to answer questions that make no logical sense anyway.Quantum physics and Relativity present to us a world similar to Alice In Wonderland which is anything but logical.
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