Encyclopedia of Time: Science, Philosophy, Theology, & Culture, 1st Edition

  • H. James Birx
  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1412963966
  • ISBN-13: 9781412963961
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1541 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released May 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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Overview

Surveys the major facts, concepts, theories, and speculations that infuse the present understanding of time. Explores the contributions of scientists, philosophers, theologians, and creative artists from ancient times to the present.

Reviews

"With a strong interdisciplinary approach to a subject that does not lend itself easily to the reference format, this work may not seem to support directly academic programs beyond general research, but it is a more thorough and up-to-date treatment than Taylor and Francis's 1994 Encyclopedia of Time. Highly recommended." --Library Journal, May 15, 2009

— Library Journal

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Editorial Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Dedication.
List of Entries.
Reader's Guide.
About the Editor.
Contributors.
Introduction.
Acknowledgments.
1: Abelard, Peter (1079–1142).
2: Adam, Creation of.
3: Afterlife.
4: Aging.
5: Albertus Magnus (C. 1200–1280).
6: Alexander, Samuel (1859–1933).
7: Alexander the Great (356–323 BCE).
8: Alighieri, Dante (1265–1321).
9: Altamira Cave.
10: Amnesia.
11: Anaximander (C. 610–C. 546 BCE).
12: Anaximines (C. 585–C. 525 BCE).
13: Angels.
14: Anselm of Canterbury (1033–1109).
15: Anthropic Principle.
16: Anthropology.
17: Apocalypse.
18: Apollodorus of Athens (C. 180–C. 120 BCE).
19: Aquinas, Saint Thomas (1225–1274).
20: Aquinas and Aristotle.
21: Aquinas and Augustine.
22: Archaeology.
23: Archaeopteryx.
24: Aristotle (384–322 BCE).
25: Aristotle and Plato.
26: Armageddon.
27: Asimov, Isaac (1920–1992).
28: Astrolabes.
29: Attila the Hun (C. 400–453).
30: Attosecond and Nanosecond.
31: Augustine of Hippo, Saint (354–430).
32: Aurora Borealis.
33: Avicenna (980–1037).
34: Baer, Karl Ernst Ritter Von (1792–1876).
35: Bakhtin, Mikhail Mikhailovich (1895–1975).
36: Barth, Karl (1886–1955).
37: Baxter, Stephen (1957– ).
38: Becoming and Being.
39: Bede the Venerable, Saint (c. 672–735).
40: Beowulf.
41: Bergson, Henri (1859–1941).
42: Berkeley, George (1685–1753).
43: Bible and Time.
44: Big Bang Theory.
45: Big Crunch Theory.
46: Birth Order.
47: Birthrates, Human.
48: Black Holes.
49: Boethius, Anicius (c. 480–c. 524).
50: Bohm, David (1917–1992).
51: Bonaparte, Napoleon (1769–1821).
52: Boscovich, Roger Joseph (1711–1787).
53: Boucher de Perthes, Jacques (1788–1868).
54: Bradbury, Ray (1920–).
55: Bruno, Giordano (1548–1600).
56: Bruno and Nicholas of Cusa.
57: Buddhism, Mahayana.
58: Buddhism, Theravada.
59: Buddhism, Zen.
60: Caesar, Gaius Julius (100–44 BCE).
61: Calendar, Astronomical.
62: Calendar, Aztec.
63: Calendar, Egyptian.
64: Calendar, Ethiopian.
65: Calendar, Gregorian.
66: Calendar, Islamic.
67: Calendar, Julian.
68: Calendar, Mayan.
69: Calendar, Roman.
70: Calendars, Asian.
71: Calendars, Megalithic.
72: Calendars, Tribal.
73: Calvin, John (1504–1564).
74: Campanella, Tommaso (1568–1639).
75: Carroll, Lewis (1832–1898).
76: Cartan, Élie Joseph (1869–1951).
77: Catacombs.
78: Catastrophism.
79: Causality.
80: Chaco Canyon.
81: Chambers, Robert (1802–1871).
82: Change.
83: Charlemagne (742–814).
84: Chaucer, Geoffrey (C. 1343–1400).
85: Chauvet Cave.
86: Chemical Reactions.
87: Chemistry.
88: Chicxulub Crater.
89: Christianity.
90: Chronology.
91: Chronometry.
92: Chronostratigraphy.
93: Chronotopes.
94: Clarke, Arthur C. (1917–2008).
95: Clock, Doomsday.
96: Clocks, Atomic.
97: Clocks, Biological.
98: Clocks, Mechanical.
99: Coelacanths.
100: Cognition.
101: Coins, Ancient.
102: Coleridge, Samuel Taylor (1772–1834).
103: Columbus, Christopher (C. 1451–1506).
104: Comets.
105: Comte, Auguste (1798–1857).
106: Confucianism.
107: Consciousness.
108: Copernicus, Nicolaus (1473–1543).
109: Cosmogony.
110: Cosmological Arguments.
111: Cosmology, Cyclic.
112: Cosmology, Inflationary.
113: Creation, Myths of.
114: Creationism.
115: Creativity.
116: Cretaceous.
117: Critical Period Hypothesis.
118: Critical Reflection and Time.
119: Cronus (Kronos).
120: Cryonics.
121: Cryptozoology.
122: Cybertaxonomy.
123: Dalí, Salvador (1904–1989).
124: Darwin, Charles (1809–1882).
125: Darwin and Aristotle.
126: Darwin and Nietzsche.
127: Dating Techniques.
128: Decay, Organic.
129: Decay, Radioactive.
130: Déjà Vu.
131: Deleuze, Gilles (1925–1995).
132: Demiurge.
133: Democracy.
134: Derrida, Jacques (1930–2004).
135: Descartes, René (1596–1650).
136: Design, Intelligent.
137: Destiny.
138: Determinism.
139: Devils (Demons).
140: Dialectics.
141: Diaries.
142: Diderot, Denis (1731–1784).
143: Dilthey, Wilhelm (1833–1911).
144: Dinosaurs.
145: Diseases, Degenerative.
146: Divination.
147: DNA.
148: Dogen Zen.
149: Donne, John (1572–1631).
150: Dostoevsky, Fyodor M. (1821–1881).
151: Doyle, Arthur Conan (1859–1930).
152: Dracula, Legend of.
153: Dreams.
154: Dreamtime, Aboriginal.
155: Duns Scotus, John (1265–1308).
156: Duration.
157: Durkheim, Émile (1858–1917).
158: Dying and Death.
159: Earth, Age of.
160: Earth, Revolution of.
161: Earth, Rotation of.
162: Ecclesiastes, Book of.
163: Eckhart, Meister (c. 1260–c. 1327).
164: Eclipses.
165: Ecology.
166: Economics.
167: Education and Time.
168: Egypt, Ancient.
169: Einstein, Albert (1879–1955).
170: Einstein and Newton.
171: Eliade, Mircea (1907–1986).
172: Eliot, T. S. (1888–1965).
173: Elixir of Life.
174: Emotions.
175: Empedocles (c. 495–435 BCE).
176: End-Time, Beliefs In.
177: Engels, Friedrich (1820–1895).
178: Enlightenment, Age of.
179: Entropy.
180: Epistemology.
181: Equinoxes.
182: Eriugena, Johannes Scotus (c. 810–c. 877).
183: Erosion.
184: Eschatology.
185: Eternal Recurrence.
186: Eternity.
187: Ethics.