The Order of Time

Enlightening and consoling, The Order of Time shows that to understand ourselves we need to reflect on time -- and to understand time we need to reflect on ourselves. Translated by Simon Carnell and Erica Segre

Author: Carlo Rovelli

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241292530

Category: Social Science

Page: 172

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'A dazzling book ... the new Stephen Hawking' Sunday Times The bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics takes us on an enchanting, consoling journey to discover the meaning of time 'We are time. We are this space, this clearing opened by the traces of memory inside the connections between our neurons. We are memory. We are nostalgia. We are longing for a future that will not come.' Time is a mystery that does not cease to puzzle us. Philosophers, artists and poets have long explored its meaning while scientists have found that its structure is different from the simple intuition we have of it. From Boltzmann to quantum theory, from Einstein to loop quantum gravity, our understanding of time has been undergoing radical transformations. Time flows at a different speed in different places, the past and the future differ far less than we might think, and the very notion of the present evaporates in the vast universe. With his extraordinary charm and sense of wonder, bringing together science, philosophy and art, Carlo Rovelli unravels this mystery. Enlightening and consoling, The Order of Time shows that to understand ourselves we need to reflect on time -- and to understand time we need to reflect on ourselves. Translated by Simon Carnell and Erica Segre

The End of Time in the Order of Things

The end of time preoccupied medieval artists particularly around the portentous dates of 800 and 1000.

Author: Bianca Kühnel


ISBN: 9783795415051

Category: History

Page: 384

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Die Zeit und ihr Ende gehort zu den grundlegenden Fragen der Menschheit. Das gilt besonders fur jene Religionen und Kulturen, die an ein Leben nach dem Tode glauben. Die faszinierende, aber auch erschreckende Erwartung des Endes hat immer wieder Anlass gegeben, den Zeitpunkt seines Kommens zu bestimmen. Dieser Band leistet Pionierarbeit bei der Analyse der apokalyptischen Erwartungen im mittelalterlichen Europa zwischen 800 und 1000.

The Order of Time

"If you're into secret societies, time-travel, deadly assassins, evil priests, and vengeful gods then I've got a story for you.

Author: Scott Southall


ISBN: 9780648695400

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 264

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"If you're into secret societies, time-travel, deadly assassins, evil priests, and vengeful gods then I've got a story for you..." Unlike most twins, Anastasia and Edward Upston are complete opposites. Despite their differences they are inseparable and tackle the highs and lows of sixth grade together. Then: life gets complicated.

The Messages of the Earlier Prophets

Author: Frank Knight Sanders



Category: Bible

Page: 304

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The Order of Things

A task is thereby set for thought: that of contesting the origin of things, but of
contesting it in order to give it a foundation, by rediscovering the mode upon
which the possibility of time is constituted – that origin without origin or beginning,
on the ...

Author: Michel Foucault

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317336674

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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When one defines "order" as a sorting of priorities, it becomes beautifully clear as to what Foucault is doing here. With virtuoso showmanship, he weaves an intensely complex history of thought. He dips into literature, art, economics and even biology in The Order of Things, possibly one of the most significant, yet most overlooked, works of the twentieth century. Eclipsed by his later work on power and discourse, nonetheless it was The Order of Things that established Foucault's reputation as an intellectual giant. Pirouetting around the outer edge of language, Foucault unsettles the surface of literary writing. In describing the limitations of our usual taxonomies, he opens the door onto a whole new system of thought, one ripe with what he calls "exotic charm". Intellectual pyrotechnics from the master of critical thinking, this book is crucial reading for those who wish to gain insight into that odd beast called Postmodernism, and a must for any fan of Foucault.

A Companion to the Philosophy of Time

Notice that strictly speaking, the only time-order that is implied by reproduction
according to a rule is the reproduced order, which is also the objective time-order
. The order of apprehension, which is identical with the subjective time-order, ...

Author: Adrian Bardon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118522052

Category: Philosophy

Page: 600

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A Companion to the Philosophy of Time presents the broadest treatment of this subject yet; 32 specially commissioned articles - written by an international line-up of experts – provide an unparalleled reference work for students and specialists alike in this exciting field. The most comprehensive reference work on the philosophy of time currently available The first collection to tackle the historical development of the philosophy of time in addition to covering contemporary work Provides a tripartite approach in its organization, covering history of the philosophy of time, time as a feature of the physical world, and time as a feature of experience Includes contributions from both distinguished, well-established scholars and rising stars in the field

The Order of the Ages

TIME The ACCOUNT of the whole time series as the issue of a reductive
sequence which divides being and reality into ever - smaller quantities implies
that all ...

Author: Charles Upton

Publisher: Sophia Perennis

ISBN: 9780900588372

Category: History

Page: 115

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The laws which relate the modern world to earlier ages, and the position of our own era in a universal time-cycle, are explained in this book in a way which reveals the essential nature of time. It is shown that time imposes patterns of its own on the order of events, which reveal themselves by numerical regularities. By means of a Platonic view of creation, which connects temporal with non-temporal realities, it is shown to be possible to see how man's inner life holds the balance between these two kinds of objective reality. Traditional cosmological doctrines form the background to the ideas presented, which include insights into the power of universal time to realize evil, and how this can be overcome by those who understand it. Both non-Christian and Early Christian sources are also quoted in this connection, to illustrate the universality of the cyclic idea of time. Connections are made between metaphysical ideas of time and the scientific idea of entropy and its varied applications. The cyclic idea of time is used to resolve the apparent conflict between the vast tracts of time which have elapsed before Homo Sapiens and the relatively recent appearance of revealed religion. The last two thousand years are analyzed numerically in terms of traditional cosmology, so as to make it possible to calculate our present position in a universal era, together with the time within which this era will end. Finally, there is a review of the possibility that this ending may coincide with the Last Times, and the implications that this would have for current values and religious beliefs. 'How, when, and why did the world begin? And how will it end? Or is there no ending or beginning? What is infinity, and are such questions merely about illusions? What part does mind play in creation? Are we and the universe programed toward a certain end. . . ? All that can honestly be given in response to such questions is an introduction to that constant and recurrent world-view which this book uniquely provides.' -John Michell Christian Platonism has a long and distinguished history, but few orthodox Catholics have tried to make a serious contribution to this tradition in recent times. Robert Bolton's extraordinary book is just such a contribution. Influenced by Ren Gunon's The Reign of Quantity and the Signs of the Times, and respectful of Tradition, this is a work of great creativity as well as metaphysical intelligence. -Stratford Caldecott, Chesterton Review, Centre for Faith & Culture, Oxford Time, like beauty, is one of the foremost mysteries of human experience. Here Dr. Bolton has taken a deliberate and courageous effort to confront the nature of time. It is like a breath of fresh air to see such care taken to present what can authentically be called the traditional view. 'Recurrence' and 'Never Again' are the poles of this mystery so well and ably covered in this book. Any work that presents the views of such as Plato so well is inevitably going to be of cardinal value-but Dr. Bolton also goes into other wisdom traditions. This may not be easy reading, but what a relief from the mechanically tedious choice between 'Big Bang' and 'Steady State', and whatever else the material mechanists have dreamed up as our only diet for consideration. It -Keith Critchlow, Nov. 2000

The Order of the Ages

A MODERN ANALYSIS OF TIME The account of the whole time series as the
issue of a reductive sequence which divides being and reality into ever-smaller
quantities implies that all kinds of entities must displace and replace one another
the ...

Author: Robert Bolton

Publisher: Sophia Perennis

ISBN: 9780900588310

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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The Messages of the Later Prophets Arranged in the Order of Time Analyzed and Freely Rendered in Paraphrase

Author: Frank Knight Sanders



Category: Bible

Page: 382

View: 667

The Order of Things

Companion of Honour Founded by George V in 1917 and awarded to those who
have made a major contribution to the arts, science, medicine or government
over a long period of time. There are sixty-five members at any one time. The
order ...

Author: Jackie Strachan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472139917

Category: Reference

Page: 160

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From the Private First Class who knows his place (above a Private but below a Lance Corporal), to the classification of the natural world (Species, Genus, Family, Order . . .), we introduce hierarchies, pecking orders and ranks to every aspect of our lives, from society and religion to leisure and the law, establishing priorities and bringing order to our world. This miscellany of the various hierarchies that govern our existence ranges from the prosaically earthbound, in the form of roads and freeways, to the esoterically celestial, in the form of angels, seraphim, cherubims, archangels and so on. Who is more senior in a Chinese triad, a White Paper Fan or a Red Pole? What trumps a Straight Flush in poker? How many ranks are there between a Detective and a Colonel in the American police? What's the next step up from the Court of Appeal? What is a Royal Peculiar and where does it stand in the hierarchy of the British church? Which sea states lie between Calm and Phenomenal? In a Roman legion, how many men made up a Cohort and how many Cohorts a Legion? What is the hierarchy in the US government? Knowing where something - or someone - stands in the order of things helps us quite literally to put it into context.

The Messages of the Later Prophets

Author: Frank Knight Sanders



Category: Bible

Page: 382

View: 354

Religion and the Order of Nature

The conditions of existence on the sensible or the relative level cannot but be
rooted in the Divine Order, for the order of ... determine what we consider to be
the order of nature are matter/energy, form, and number situated in space and

Author: Seyyed Hossein Nasr

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195356168

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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The current ecological crisis is a matter of urgent global concern, with solutions being sought on many fronts. In this book, Seyyed Hossein Nasr argues that the devastation of our world has been exacerbated, if not actually caused, by the reductionist view of nature that has been advanced by modern secular science. What is needed, he believes, is the recovery of the truth to which the great, enduring religions all attest; namely that nature is sacred. Nasr traces the historical process through which Western civilization moved away from the idea of nature as sacred and embraced a world view which sees humans as alienated from nature and nature itself as a machine to be dominated and manipulated by humans. His goal is to negate the totalitarian claims of modern science and to re-open the way to the religious view of the order of nature, developed over centuries in the cosmologies and sacred sciences of the great traditions. Each tradition, Nasr shows, has a wealth of knowledge and experience concerning the order of nature. The resuscitation of this knowledge, he argues, would allow religions all over the globe to enrich each other and cooperate to heal the wounds inflicted upon the Earth.

The Order of Days

narrative very clearly in time. anchored to the opening Long Counts ol'the text.
Then it' one comes across a Calendar Round later on. it's clear where it exists in
time. so many tuns and k 'atuns after or before the date written before it. Period ...

Author: David Stuart

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 0307720810

Category: History

Page: 272

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The world's foremost expert on Maya culture looks at 2012 hysteria and explains the truth about what the Maya meant and what we want to believe. Apocalypse 2012: An Investigation into Civilizations End. The World Cataclysm in 2012. 2012: The return of Quetzalcoatl. According to many of these alarmingly titled books, the ancient Maya not only had a keen insight into the mystical workings of our planet and the cosmos, but they were also able to predict that the world will end in the year 2012. David Stuart, the foremost scholar of the Maya and recipient of numerous awards for his work, takes a hard look at the frenzy over 2012 and offers a fascination (and accurate) trip through Mayan culture and belief. Stuart shows how the idea that the "end of the Mayan calendar," which supposedly heralds the end of our own existence, says far more about our culture than about the ancient Maya. The Order of Days explores how the real intellectual achievement of ancient Maya timekeeping and worldview is far more impressive and remarkable than any of the popular, and often outrageous, claims about this advanced civilization. As someone who has studied the Maya for nearly all of his life and who specializes in reading their ancient texts, Stuart sees the 2012 hubbub as the most recent in a long chain of related ideas about Mesoamericans, the Maya in particular, that depicts them as somehow oddball, not "of this world," or as having some strong mystical link to other realms. Because the year 2012 has no prominent role in anything the ancient Maya ever actually wrote, Stuart takes a wider look at the Maya concepts of time and their underlying philosophy as we can best understand them. The ancient Maya, Stuart contends, were worthy of study and admiration not because they were strange but because they were altogether human, and they developed a compelling vision of time unlike any other civilization before or since.

The Human Experience of Time

In defiance of a long tradition hailing back to Aristotle , Leibniz reasoned that
space and time , as such , are not perceived . What is actually perceived is the
variety of objects in a changing order of relationships to each other and to the ...

Author: Charles M. Sherover

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810117617

Category: Philosophy

Page: 603

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First published in 1975 and still without equal, The Human Experience of Time provides a thorough review of the concept of time in the Western philosophic tradition. Encompassing a wide range of writings, from the Book of Genesis and the classical thinkers to the work of such twentieth-century philosophers as Collingwood and McKeon, all with introductory essays by the editor, this classic anthology offers a synoptic view of the changing philosophic notions of time.

The Order of the Synoptics

It is said that after making (or inheriting) a great fortune as a shipowner he retired
from business in order to devote himself to propagating his own brand of
Christianity, linked to ... 180) Next in order of time Why Three Synoptic Gospels?

Author: Bernard Orchard

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 9780865542228

Category: Religion

Page: 294

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Basic Principles of Physics

The order of magnitude of seconds in a minute should be taken as 102 . Table
2.3 gives the order of magnitude of time intervals that can be measured . TABLE
2.3 Order of Magnitude of Time Intervals An event of that order * Order of time ...

Author: K. K. Mohindroo

Publisher: Pitambar Publishing

ISBN: 9788120901995


Page: 804

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The Reality of Time

Meanwhile, the very conception of an expanding universe implies the continuous
passage of a time which is not cyclical. Those who ... Some writers have equated
reversal of the order of events with reversal in the direction of time. David Park ...

Author: Errol E. Harris

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780887068607

Category: Philosophy

Page: 204

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A Congressional Manual Or Outline of the Order of Business

Claims seem to have been brought foward , from time to time , and repeated , till
some example of their admission enabled them to build law on that example . We
can only therefore state the points of progression at which they now are .

Author: Joel Barlow Sutherland




Page: 447

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The Order of Canada

In March 2001 the Chancellery announced the creation of the Order of Merit of
the Police Forces. This last order recognizes outstanding meritorious service over
an extended period of time.1 It is meant to recognize police officers in much the ...

Author: Christopher McCreery

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802039405

Category: History

Page: 372

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In 1966, a project to create a national honour for Canadians was begun. The first recipients of the Order of Canada were announced a year later, and in the nearly forty years since, the Order has become a symbol familiar to, and respected by, people from across the country. The spirit that motivates the Order of Canada - celebration, inclusion, and democracy - was born of the memories of Canada's earlier experience with honours. From initial distrust and misunderstanding to the awakening of a national identity, the development of the Order reflects the relationship Canadians have with their country, their government, their culture, and their heroes. The Order itself is a product of national identity, politics, and history, reflected by the significance of its recipients' accomplishments. Indeed, the Order's history is as fascinating as the more than 4000 Canadians who have received it. This first book-length history of the Order of Canada - and first major work on Canadian honours - by Christopher McCreery is a celebration of the Order and a close examination of its unique design and various early incarnations. McCreery provides both a history of the Order's beginnings and a more general overview of trends in Canadian honours. Extensively illustrated with never-before-published photographs, The Order of Canada: Its Origins, History, and Developments pays tribute to the individuals who felt the need for a system of recognition for Canadians.

The Order of the Fish

It may seem like the right thing at the moment, but you must be aware that he has
been playing this game since the beginning of time and he has no new tricks, just
the ones that will work on a person, if they are not careful to consider the end ...

Author: Kerry A. Rivers

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 160957625X

Category: Religion

Page: 102

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Life is a composition of experiences, and in many occasions it will require you to respond to it. Life will bring you good experiences, and it will also bring you bad experiences, and the decisions that you make will have a lasting impact on how others see you, and more importantly, how you see yourself. This is why it is so important to have a good balance in life. Having good balance will let you fulfill your pre-destined purpose. When Jesus began to gather disciples, he was fulfilling purpose. There were many that received him, and many that rejected him, but it did not stop his resolve, of the task that was set before him. He did not take criticism personal, it was part of the process, and he actually used it as fuel, and rejection turned into direction. Discover things that you need to know about yourself that you did not realize before you read this book. This book will show you how to love yourself, and others in spite of the hurt and pain that you may have suffered. It will also let you realize that God cares about you more than you think, and he is also closer to you right now than you think. Regardless of the storms that may be raging in your life, God is there to protect you, and give you thoughts of peace and not of evil to bring you to an expected end.