Everywhere and Everywhen
Adventures in Physics and PhilosophyBook - 2010
Why does time pass and space does not? Are there just three dimensions? What is a quantum particle? Nick Huggett shows that philosophy - armed with a power to analyze fundamental concepts and their relationship to the human experience - has much to say about these profound questions aboutthe universe. In Everywhere and Everywhen, Huggett charts a journey that peers into some of the oldest questions about the world, through some of the newest, such as: What shape is space? Does it have an edge? What is the difference between past and future? What is time in relativity? Is time travelpossible? Are there other universes? Huggett shows that answers to these profound questions are not just reserved for physics, and that philosophy can not only address but help advance our view of our deepest questions about the universe, space, and time, and their implications for humanity. His lively, accessible introduction tothese topics is suitable for a general reader with no previous exposure to these profound and exciting questions.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2010
Branch Call Number: 530.01 HUG 2010
Characteristics: xiii, 217 p. : ill. ; 25 cm