© 1978

The Study of Time III

Proceedings of the Third Conference of the International Society for the Study of Time Alpbach—Austria

  • J. T. Fraser
  • Nathaniel Lawrence
  • David A. Park

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Prolegomena

  3. Physics

  4. Living Clocks

    1. J. L. Cloudsley-Thompson
      Pages 188-215
    2. J. D. Palmer
      Pages 216-236
  5. Subjective Time

  6. Past, Present, and Future

    1. K. G. Denbigh
      Pages 307-332
    2. J. Merleau-Ponty
      Pages 333-350
    3. D. Park
      Pages 351-369
    4. M. Toda
      Pages 370-390
  7. Society

About this book


The papers in this volume were delivered and responded to at the Third Conference of the International Society for the Study of Time. The meeting took place during sunny days, punctuated by an occasional brief storm, in the confer­ ence facilities of the Österreichisches College in Alpbach, Austria, from ]uly 1 to ]uly 10, 1976. In the middle of it came ]uly 4, the 200th anniversary of the Declaration ofindependence, and in honor ofparticipants from the United States there was a special session of papers on the subject of Freedom and Time. [See Fraser, Park in this volume. ] The effect of the papers was kaleidoscopic; reading the table of contents one can surmise the experience of those enthusiasts, and there were several, who heard them all. I think that most people who have been puzzled about time will agree that it is not clear wh at the puzzle is or from what direction the insights will come that will enable us to understand the situation a litde more clearly. As one of the participants wrote afterwards, "After all , we do not know apriori whether there exists areal unity in studies about time, but if one exists it must reveal itself progressively in the course of successive experiences such as these lectures. If it were easy to find, it would have been found already without the Society's help.


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Editors and affiliations

  • J. T. Fraser
    • 1
  • Nathaniel Lawrence
    • 2
  • David A. Park
    • 2
  1. 1.International Society for the Study of TimeWestportUSA
  2. 2.Williams CollegeWilliamstownUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Study of Time III
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of the Third Conference of the International Society for the Study of Time Alpbach—Austria
  • Editors J. T. Fraser
    N. Lawrence
    D. Park
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1978
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-90311-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-6289-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4612-6287-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 727
  • Number of Illustrations 30 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
    Mathematics, general
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