Time and Time Again Reports from a Boundary of the


Time and Time Again Reports from a Boundary of the Universe Supplements to the Study of Time [PDF / EPUB] Time and Time Again Reports from a Boundary of the Universe Supplements to the Study of Time This work represents a guided tour to the interdisciplinary integrated study of time Through twenty two connected essays selected from the author's extensive writings Time and Time Again advances new This work represents a guided Time Again PDF/EPUB » tour to the interdisciplinary integrated study of time Through twenty two connected essays selected from the author's extensive writings Time and Time Again advances new insights into understanding the nature of time seen through philosophy the arts and letters the sciences of matter life mind and society Traditionally attitudes to future past and present remained distinct for different cultures But upon the globalizing earth all cultural Time and PDF/EPUB or regions are now in instant by instant communication There is a conseuent turmoil about individual and collective identities and about value judgments in all of which attitudes to time play crucial roles The book explores this turmoil and through its references it also serves as a guide to the broadly spread literature about time.

  • Hardcover
  • 433 pages
  • Time and Time Again Reports from a Boundary of the Universe Supplements to the Study of Time
  • J.T. Fraser
  • English
  • 02 May 2016
  • 9789004154858

12 thoughts on “Time and Time Again Reports from a Boundary of the Universe Supplements to the Study of Time

  1. says:

    Time and Time Again Reports from a Boundary of the Universe deserves to be regarded as a canonical work for humankind's journey into the 21st century I first discovered Julius Thomas Fraser through Time Passion and Knowledge 1975 in the 1980's and have been amazed by the depth and breadth of his thinking Fraser was born in 1923 in Hungary and emigrated to the US in 1946 after the horrors of the Second World War He died on November 21 2010 in Westport ConnecticutI hope that his works will reach a broader audience The world can learn from J T Fraser History is now at all gates everywhere and all the time I do not mean agreement on the dates of one or other king I mean an agreement about the origin and evolution of man the origin and evolution of the universeIn my view Fraser takes the standard raised by such diverse luminaries such as Kant Goethe and Einstein and passes it to us as a challenge to seek truth and nothing less while at the same time recognizing that absolutes do not await us Rather like Hermann Hesse's Glass Bead Game master Julius Thomas Fraser plays with the study of time with intellectual rigor and lyrical beauty Those who join his intellectual journey will be better for it We need men like Fraser and fewer doctrinaire polemicistsThis book is beautifully bound with a cover of Caspar David Friedrich's Wanderer Overlooking a Sea of Fog We are wanderers overlooking a sea of fog Thinkers like Fraser can take us by the hand This book has had pride of place in my library alongside his other worksOn page 265The sciences may be regarded as forms of the humanities following certain rules of their own—as do all the arts and letters Although early science was a mixture of inuiries into the nature of Nature and interest in what later came to be called technology modern science originated in the desire of finding out about 'God's plans' and logic This is from an ode by the mathematician Edmond Halley “prefixed” to the PrincipiaLo for your gaze the patterns of the skiesWhat balance of the mass what reckoningsDivine Here ponder too the Laws which GodFraming the universe set not asideBut made the fixed foundations of his workTo the store of humanities let me therefore add the forms of knowledge known as the sciences They differ from the arts and letters only in their shared and necessary assumption that the universe is lawful that these laws may be identified by humans and that the cosmos follows a certain stable logic They share with the humanities their spirit of exploration their search for coherence by plot that is by meaning known as hypotheses and their readiness to mine their imagination To the immense store of imaginary scenarios offered by the arts and letters the sciences add their tests—with their validities forever challenged and subject to change as to what is possible difficult or impossible for humans made of matter possessing life and possessed by ideasFraser's novel view is the theory of time as conflict a nested hierarchy of unresolvable conflicts Human values are instructions whose purpose is that of keeping alive the unresolvable creative conflicts of the strange walkerA summary of the temporal umwelts is as followsatemporal blank sheet of paperobjects travelling at speed of lightblack holeBig Bangprototemporal fragmented shaft of an arrowpartical waves travelling at less than speed of lightinstants may be specified only statisticallyeotemporal shaft of an arrowcountable and orderable without a preferred directionnowless timephysical mattertime orientable but not time orientedbiotemporal short arrowfuture past presentlimited temporal horizonsorganic presentsimulanteities of necessity organic intentionality directed toward concrete goalsand serving the continuity of the organism's lifenootemporal long straight arrowYou'll come to me out of the long agointentionality directed towards concrete or symbolic goalsserving continued integrity of the selfsociotemporal A society is a group of people with a family of conflicts that defines themand distinguishes them from other societiesIn his work on the theory of time as conflict he articulates that the search for truth is prompted by the mind's propensity for whatever is enduring whatever seems to defy death and that a working definition of truth is the recognition of permanence in reality However as there is no permanence knowing what is believed to be true has been a perennial source of unresolved conflicts His conclusion is that the historical function of the search for truth has been the creation of conflicts and through them social cultural and personal change an evolutionary modelLikewise beauty is such that our feelings desire its perpetuation The opposite is ugly Again as we cannot agree on our desires the conflict creates an evolutionary impetusAnd to round it off the same applies to right and wrong which have shown themselves to be efficient beyond our wildest dreams in creating conflict and thence momentumWhat is this time? If no one asks me I know; if I want to explain it to a uestioner I do not know With this single uote from St Augustine Confessions 1114 JT Fraser introduces the universal tension within the human psyche the difference between time felt at a basic emotional level and time understood as an intellectual subject of inuiry Drawing upon the humanities as well as the biological sciences Fraser does not try to resolve this tension but rather to follow out the implications of this tension for individuals and society In so doing his final goal is the production of a unified theory of time

  2. says:

    Time and Time Again Reports from a Boundary of the Universe deserves to be regarded as a canonical work for humankind's journey into the 21st century I first discovered Julius Thomas Fraser through Time Passion and Knowledge 1975 in the 1980's and have been amazed by the depth and breadth of his thinking Fraser was born in 1923 in Hungary and emigrated to the US in 1946 after the horrors of the Second World War He died on November 21 2010 in Westport ConnecticutI hope that his works will reach a broader audience The world can learn from J T Fraser History is now at all gates everywhere and all the time I do not mean agreement on the dates of one or other king I mean an agreement about the origin and evolution of man the origin and evolution of the universeIn my view Fraser takes the standard raised by such diverse luminaries such as Kant Goethe and Einstein and passes it to us as a challenge to seek truth and nothing less while at the same time recognizing that absolutes do not await us Rather like Hermann Hesse's Glass Bead Game master Julius Thomas Fraser plays with the study of time with intellectual rigor and lyrical beauty Those who join his intellectual journey will be better for it We need men like Fraser and fewer doctrinaire polemicistsThis book is beautifully bound with a cover of Caspar David Friedrich's Wanderer Overlooking a Sea of Fog We are wanderers overlooking a sea of fog Thinkers like Fraser can take us by the hand This book has had pride of place in my library alongside his other worksFraser's novel view is the theory of time as conflict a nested hierarchy of unresolvable conflicts Human values are instructions whose purpose is that of keeping alive the unresolvable creative conflicts of the strange walkerA summary of the temporal umwelts is as follows atemporal blank sheet of paperobjects travelling at speed of lightblack holeBig Bangprototemporal fragmented shaft of an arrowpartical waves travelling at less than speed of lightinstants may be specified only statisticallyeotemporal shaft of an arrowcountable and orderable without a preferred directionnowless timephysical mattertime orientable but not time orientedbiotemporal short arrowfuture past presentlimited temporal horizonsorganic presentsimulanteities of necessity organic intentionality directed toward concrete goalsand serving the continuity of the organism's lifenootemporal long straight arrowYou'll come to me out of the long agointentionality directed towards concrete or symbolic goalsserving continued integrity of the selfsociotemporal A society is a group of people with a family of conflicts that defines themand distinguishes them from other societiesIn his work on the theory of time as conflict he articulates that the search for truth is prompted by the mind's propensity for whatever is enduring whatever seems to defy death and that a working definition of truth is the recognition of permanence in reality However as there is no permanence knowing what is believed to be true has been a perennial source of unresolved conflicts His conclusion is that the historical function of the search for truth has been the creation of conflicts and through them social cultural and personal change an evolutionary modelLikewise beauty is such that our feelings desire its perpetuation The opposite is ugly Again as we cannot agree on our desires the conflict creates an evolutionary impetusAnd to round it off the same applies to right and wrong which have shown themselves to be efficient beyond our wildest dreams in creating conflict and thence momentumWhat is this time? If no one asks me I know; if I want to explain it to a uestioner I do not know With this single uote from St Augustine Confessions 1114 JT Fraser introduces the universal tension within the human psyche the difference between time felt at a basic emotional level and time understood as an intellectual subject of inuiry Drawing upon the humanities as well as the biological sciences Fraser does not try to resolve this tension but rather to follow out the implications of this tension for individuals and society In so doing his final goal is the production of a unified theory of time

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