The Discovery of Time
"A discussion of the historical development of our ideas of time as they relate to nature, human nature and society. . . . The excellence of The Discovery of Time is unquestionable."—Martin Lebowitz, The Kenyon Review
Paperback, 280 pages
Published May 15th 1982 by University Of Chicago Press
(first published 1965)
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An extremely readable account of the development not only of ideas about the history of the natural world, but the idea that the natural world even has a history. This book was published in 1965, so it ends with a brief discussion of the then cutting edge (and unsupported by much evidence) theories of cosmic origins and how the competing theories and then current research relate to past breakthroughs in theorizing about the natural world.