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TitleThe Study of Time II [electronic resource] : Proceedings of the Second Conference of the International Society for the Study of Time Lake Yamanaka-Japan / edited by J. T. Fraser, N. Lawrence
ImprintBerlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 1975
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Descript X, 486 p. 91 illus. online resource


The Second Conference of the International Society for the Study of Time was held at Hotel Mt. Fuji, near Lake Yamanaka, Japan, on July I to 7,1973. The present volume is the proceedings at that Conยญ ference and constitutes the second volume in The Study of Time series. * At the closing session of our First Conference in Oberwolfach, Germany, in 1969, I was honored by being elected to the Presidency of the Society, following Dr. J. G. Whitrow, our fIrst President. My mandate was to organize a Second Conference, consistent with the aim of the Society, which is the holding of interdisciplinary conferences for the presentation and discussion of papers on various asยญ pects of time. Several participants expressed to me their wish to have a second conference held in Japan so as to emphasize the international and intercultural dedication of this Society. Dr. Fraser carefully evaluated this and many other suggestions, weighed the possible conference sites and our chances of raising the necessary funds to convene a meeting at such sites, and concurred with my conclusions that we should go ahead with the plans for a Japanese meeting. For the difficult and complicated task of raising funds and organizing a conference in Japan, I had to select and rely heavily on somebody both capable and reliable and also living in Japan. Thus, I asked the Reverend Michael Mutsuo Yanase, S. J


I. Aging -- Temporal Stages in the Development of the Self -- Time, Death and Ritual in Old Age -- II. Biological Rhythm -- Astronomical References in Biological Rhythms -- Cyclic States as Biological Space-Time Fields -- III. History of Ideas -- The Concept of Time in Western Antiquity -- Nietzsche and the Concept of Time -- Temporality and Time in Hegel and Marx -- On Historical Time in the Works of Leibniz -- IV. Literature -- Four Phases of Time and Literary Modernism -- V. Music -- The Structure of Time in Music: Traditional and Contemporary Ramifications and Consequences -- VI. Philosophy -- Human Temporality -- Structures of the โ{128}{152}Living Presentโ{128}{153}: Husserl and Proust -- Temporal Passage and Spatial Metaphor -- Time: Being or Consciousness Alone? โ{128}{148} A Realist View -- Time and Ethics: How Is Morality Possible? -- What Time Is Not -- VII. Physics -- A Non-Causal Approach to Physical Time -- On the Origin of Indeterminacy -- Laws of Physics and Ideas of Time -- Causality and Time -- VIII. Political Philosophy -- The History of Political Philosophy and the Myth of the Tradition -- IX. Psychology -- Events are Perceivable But Time Is Not -- Time Experience and Memory Processes -- Time and the Structure of Human Cognition -- X. Society -- Time Structuring and Time Measurement: On the Interrelation Between Timekeepers and Social Time -- An Analysis of Future Orientation and Some of its Social Determinants -- XI. Special Session on Timekeepers and Time -- Clockmaking โ{128}{148} The Most General Trade -- Clockwork Before the Clock and Timekeepers Before Timekeeping -- Monasticism and the First Mechanical Clocks -- The Cathedral Clock and the Cosmological Clock Metaphor -- The Development of the Pendulum as a Device for Regulating Clocks Prior to the 18th Century -- Oriental Concepts of the Measure of Time -- List of Participants: International Society for the Study of Time, Second World Conference

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