Of Time, Passion, and Knowledge: Reflections on the Strategy of Existence

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Princeton University Press, 1990 - 529 pages

"Only a wayfarer born under unruly stars would attempt to put into practice in our epoch of proliferating knowledge the Heraclitean dictum that `men who love wisdom must be inquirers into very many things indeed.'" Thus begins this remarkable interdisciplinary study of time by a master of the subject. And while developing a theory of "time as conflict," J. T. Fraser does offer "many things indeed"--an enormous range of ideas about matter, life, death, evolution, and value.

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Contents

ASCENTBY WAY OF INTRODUCTION
3
PART
9
Oriental Concepts of Time
39
Predictable Futures
47
THE SEEKER
72
PART
95
The Living Symmetries of Physics
137
LIFE
178
OUT OF THE DEPTHS
283
PART FOUR
319
RELIGION POLITICS AND THE GOOD
361
ARTS LETTERS AND THE BEAUTIFUL
398
TIME AS CONFLICT
435
ABBREVIATIONS FOR WORKS FREQUENTLY QUOTED
447
AUTHOR INDEX
509
SUBJECT INDEX
517

The Mind of the Matter
233

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