Absolute Time: Rifts in Early Modern British Metaphysics

Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press (2018)
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What is time? This is one of the most fundamental questions we can ask. Emily Thomas explores how a new theory of time emerged in the seventeenth century. The 'absolute' theory of time held that it is independent of material bodies or human minds, so even if nothing else existed there would be time.



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