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Time, creation and the continuum [ Ouvrage] : theories in Antiquity and the early Middle Ages / Richard Sorabji

Publication : London : Duckworth, cop. 1983 Description : 1 vol. (XVIII-473 p.) ; 24 cm.ISBN : 0715616935 ; 9780226768229 ; 0226768228.Langue : Anglais ; de résumé, Anglais. Auteur principal: Sorabji, Richard Résumé : Richard Sorabji here takes time as his central theme, exploring fundamenta l questions about its nature: Is it real or an aspect of consciousness? Did it begin along with the universe? Can anything escape from it? Does it come in atomic chunks? In addressing these and myriad other issues, Sorabji engages in an illuminating discussion of early thought about time, ranging from Plato and Aristotle to Islamic, Christian, and Jewish medieval thinkers. Sorabji argues that the thought of these often negelected philosophers about the subject is, in many cases, more complete than that of their more recent counterparts..Sujets:temps notion -- histoire des idées -- cosmogonie -- philosophe -- métaphysique Chrono:Antiquité gréco-romaine -- époque médiévale Mots libres: création .
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Nanterre : MSH Mondes - Bibliothèque d’archéologie et des sciences de l’Antiquité
E.010/370 SORA (Browse shelf) Available P1 ERA THEMAM 2007-09-13 462N BMRG11346
Paris : Centre Louis Gernet (arrêt fin 2005)
8°Ph SORABJI Time (Browse shelf) Available MLP06017

Bibliogr. p. 425-449. Notes. Index p. 450-473

Richard Sorabji here takes time as his central theme, exploring fundamenta l questions about its nature: Is it real or an aspect of consciousness? Did it begin along with the universe? Can anything escape from it? Does it come in atomic chunks? In addressing these and myriad other issues, Sorabji engages in an illuminating discussion of early thought about time, ranging from Plato and Aristotle to Islamic, Christian, and Jewish medieval thinkers. Sorabji argues that the thought of these often negelected philosophers about the subject is, in many cases, more complete than that of their more recent counterparts.

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