Table of Contents

Ch. 1. Introduction : how old is time?.
Ch. 2. How it started : from Pherecydes to Plato.
Ch. 3. Aristotle : measurable duration and instant.
Ch. 4. Atomists, holists, moralists : the Epicureans and the Stoics.
Ch. 5. The two times of Neoplatonism.
Ch. 6. Saint Augustine : two times and two creations.
Ch. 7. Retrospect and progress.
Ch. 8. Ulrum lempus possit esse sine anima : debates around 1300.
Ch. 9. Intermezzo : the arrival of the clock.
Ch. 10. From Renaissance to Baroque.
Ch. 11. Duration and absolute time : Descartes, Spinoza, Locke, Newton.
Ch. 12. The century of Leibniz, Berkeley and Kant.
Ch. 13. Idealists versus realists.
Ch. 14. In search of authentic time : Bergson and the phenomenologists.
Ch. 15. The view from physics : the empiricists.
Ch. 16. Toward the present. "This book deals with the history of a central problem in the philosophy of time: Is time dependent on mind or consciousness, and if so, in what respects? Aristotle was the first to formulate this problem, and it has been intensively discussed ever since. This book analyses the answers and arguments and sets them in their historical context. Although there have been very different approaches, the book shows important continuities as well. Besides being a specialist monograph, it can be used in courses on the philosophy of time in general, or on the realism/idealism debate."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved