Time and Uncertainty

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Paul Andre Harris, Michael Crawford
BRILL, Jan 1, 2004 - Philosophy - 261 pages
The essays in this volume all originated at the 2001 conference of the International Society for the Study of Time. The theme 'Time and Uncertainty' sounds redundant, but the contributions try to come to terms with the irreducible openness of time and the impermanence of life. The essays from various disciplines have been grouped around 'fracture and rupture' (grappling with time and uncertainty as a breach) and 'rapture and structure (solving uncertainty into pattern).
 

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Contents

Preface to Section I
3
Mathematics and Time
5
Time and Uncertainty A Metaphorical Equation
19
Thoreaus Sense of History Uncertainty Identity Representation
31
Ejected from the Present and Its Certainties The Indeterminate Temporality of Hypertext
39
Get Real Narrative and Uncertainty in Fiction
58
Time The Uncertainty of Frame or Content
79
Time and Uncertainty in Elizabeth Bishops Poems
85
Preface to Section II
145
The Composer as Prophet in Time and Uncertainty
149
The Seeds of Time Time and Uncertainty in Shakespeare
160
A Time to Regender The Transformation of Roman Time
175
Relationships between Subjective Time and Information Processed Reduction of Uncertainty
188
A Cognitive Interpretation of the Notion of Uncertainty in Time within the Framework of Modern Physics
204
The Uncertainty of the Future
229
Darwinian Uncertainty
245

Francis Bacon Retrospective Uncertainties
99
A Walk in LookingGlass Land Reflections on the ArtHistorical Big Picture
123

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About the author (2004)

Paul Harris is Associate Professor of English at Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles) and co-editor of the journal Substance. His research interests include time, literary theory and contemporary literature and science.
Michael Crawford, Ph.D., Toronto, is Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Windsor.

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